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Created by Douglas Robar 02 Mar 2016, 09:11:39 Updated by Douglas Robar 05 Mar 2018, 10:11:43
Adding a document type property, there is a single-line text item on the 'Available Editors' tab in the 'Common' section. It is named 'Textbox'. However, the same property on the 'Reuse' tab's 'Common' section is named 'Textstring'.
Both should be the same name.
My personal preference is for both to be called Textstring because to my mind a Textbox is easily confused with a Textarea. Though I would be happy enough with either as long as they are consistent.
To me "textstring" is not clear as both singleline and multiline text is a textstring. I think most developers know the terms "Textarea" and "Textbox" related to the html input type. Another option might be to name them "Text singleline" and "Text multiline"?
This is still inconsistent. I also get errors whenever I try to pick textstring.
My suggestion would be either (a) go with what is already established in HTML and use
textarea, or (b) use one editor for text and a checkbox as part of the configuration to show multiple lines. I would personally go with (b).
@Mark.Drake I don't think it can use approach (b) at the moment since textbox and textarea also are used as macro parameter editors, which don't have prevalues. E.g. the max characters prevalue is not available in macro parameters.
Another student noticed this inconsistency.
Backwards Compatible: True
Affected versions: 7.4.1, 7.9.2
Due in version: