00120: Easy-to-use feature for updating uploaded files
My naive authors' intranet philosophy is "publish all information as MS Office documents". (Sigh.)
That means that their maintenance work comes down to replacing uploaded documents. The Attach: markup doesn't work for replacements, so they have to rely on ?action=upload (for which I provided a link next to "Edit Page").
On the upload page, they have to make sure for each upload that the "Name attachment as:" field is filled out with exactly the same file name as used orginally. This means a lot of clicks/typing and is quite error-prone.
Create a new action like ?action=update_uploads that provides a similar output as the normal ?action=read, but with the Attach: links expanded as follows:
- UploadedFile (Update file UploadedFile)
Clicking Update file UploadedFile will then bring up the upload form with the file name of UploadedFile already entered in the "Name attachment as:" field.
(UploadedFile in the page view might be the alternative Text from the Attach:FileName.Txt UploadedFile markup for consistency reasons.)
I'd also suggest that the upload form is opened in a new window so that multiple files can be updated quickly, if that's compatible with the general interface philosophy.
Not urgent, but very nice to have
That's no urgent feature request, just an idea for one that would be very nice to have :-) --Henning October 28, 2004, at 05:44 AM