U4-4892 - Inconsistent (lack of) instructions regarding file extensions in the UI

Created by Douglas Robar 14 May 2014, 09:54:11 Updated by Sebastiaan Janssen 19 Aug 2014, 11:28:54

Is duplicated by: U4-5129

When creating a new Stylesheet, there is no instruction not to include the .css part of the name.

Users and students sometimes include the file extension, which creates a file such as "myStyles.css.css" and they then get confused when their html only references "myStyles.css", which is how it appears in the SETTINGS tree.

It is slightly more obvious when making Script files because you have to select the type, though even there instruction might be helpful.

Maybe alert users only if they add the .css (or .js or .xml) file extension to avoid unnecessary clutter on the screen, if that's a valid UI/UX behavior?

On the other hand, creating a Partial View gives the instruction on the screen.

Whatever the solution, it should be consistent.


Niels Hartvig 08 Jun 2014, 17:13:17

Later we'll redo the create stylesheet dialog, but for now all files will be checked for their extension and an extension will only be added if not already a part of the name.

Priority: Normal

Type: Usability Problem

State: Fixed

Assignee: Niels Hartvig

Difficulty: Normal

Category: UI

Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted:

Affected versions: 7.0.4, 7.1.1

Due in version: 7.1.5


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