Make it easier to find objects while in remarkup box
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Description

When trying to use a phurl in a comment, I find it hard to find the right alias / U id for the link I'm trying to use - usually around things like bug vs bugs or install vs setup, and other similar names.
I end up opening Phurl in a new tab to find it there.

I have similar difficulties mentioning specific tasks, where I remember most of the title but not the ID.

Some possible solutions:

  • Autocomplete ((… phurl syntax, like users/projects, and {T… for tasks, etc.
  • A remarkup toolbar button to open the datasource UI, where we can search for any object using magic, and have it generate and insert the appropriate remarkup syntax.
avivey created this task.Feb 10 2017, 12:13 PM

I think this is the same as T11543 but I'm going to merge that here since this one is a little cleaner. My current thinking:

  • Autocomplete on ((... is probably good for Phurl.
  • I'd like to do the button (that pops up a datasource browser thing) as a general solution, since it's a lot easier for new users to discover than autocomplete stuff is, and I worry that autocompleting documents without good "token" identifiers (like tasks/wiki pages) may never feel really great. For power users, I'm thinking keyboard shortcut rather than trying to add more magic syntax.
  • Probably some room for syntax magic after the button is built, where it makes sense.

In the specific case of Phurl autocompletion, I'd be happy to review a change if someone wants to tackle it. The recent emoji autocompletion is probably a pretty good example to start from.

I think the only tricky bit is that it should only trigger on ((, not just (, and I think the JS will need some tweaks to recognize a multiple-character trigger.

chad added a comment.Feb 10 2017, 2:51 PM

the trigger was the main thing preventing me from implementing phurl

If you want to implement the rest of it with a ( trigger I can counter-diff you for a (( trigger.

I vaguely wanted to make a couple tweaks like having :), :/, and :( immediately dismiss the emoji input anyway.

urzds added a subscriber: urzds.Jul 12 2017, 11:10 AM