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Woggy ([personal profile] woggy) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news 2015-01-18 05:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Tag arrows :) SSL :) delegation :)

Just wanted to chime with a bit of the decision-making behind the tag-arrows (since I did most of the heavy lifting)

First off, to the folks commenting earlier (and I wish I had a way to tag this to you) - the display kerfuffle when there's several tags looks like a horrible kludge to me, too. I erred on the side of 'display them when you might want them' and may have gone too far, but was utterly stumped on any way to reduce the clutter without hiding it when folks /do/ want it.

To brainwane specifically - I looked at disabling the arrows for invalid links. It would absolutely look better! Unfortunately, it would also be a MASSIVE server hit; the way it's implemented right now the "figure out where i'm going" code (in go.bml, for the record) only gets called once, when you click on any given link. In order to do "smart" display of tags like you suggest, we'd have to call it once for every link on a page. and do it at page-load time, too. Which...eep.

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