[openstreetmap-website] Move license attribution to standard OpenLayers control (#101)

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Sep 20 07:53:37 BST 2012


On 09/20/2012 03:46 AM, Tom MacWright wrote:
> permalink should move to the left of the layers
> dialog and be turned into an icon with a more user-friendly text field
> where you can copy & paste the url rather than 'going to it'

Two potential issues (that may well be issues of personal taste) with this:

1. I regularly click the permalink in order to be able to later use the 
browser "back" button tot ake me back to that location. I don't know if 
I am alone in doing so.

2. Other web sites do what you recommend and I have a minor usability 
gripe with it. When I click on the chain link button in Google maps for 
example, it opens a small box with the permalink shown in a text field 
(which is strange because text fields normally mean that there's 
something you can edit), and the permalink is fully highlighted. Now, 
under X, I am used to everything that is highlighted being available in 
the X paste buffer, i.e. if I see something like this I immediately 
expect to be able to paste the URL somewhere else by using the middle 
mouse button. However, the highlight is fake; I first have to 
right-click into the text box and select "copy" from the context menu 
and then I can paste the URL. I don't know if I have made this clear 
enough and it probably is a fringe case but I always felt that these 
kinds of permalinks are clumsy, and much preferred a standard link that 
I would right click and do a "copy link location".


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