It's so big! April 6, 2007 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Ridiculously long Headline/Titles result in ridiculously long "add to favorites" pop-ups. See here.
posted by phaedon to Bugs at 11:43 AM (11 comments total)

So it does.

..and?
posted by Plutor at 11:45 AM on April 6, 2007


I thought it might be a nice idea to abbreviate http addresses in popups that are longer than say, 100 characters, so as to look a little cleaner.
posted by phaedon at 11:52 AM on April 6, 2007


Related: Is the (escaped) quote mark supposed to be appear in the new URL scheme?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 12:16 PM on April 6, 2007


I keep waiting for the poster to note that she accidentally switched the description with the title, but oddly enough, nothing yet.
posted by iguanapolitico at 4:22 PM on April 6, 2007


Huh? If I mouse over the add to favorites links, I get a small title tip that says "Save this post/comment as a favorite"
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:51 PM on April 6, 2007


Try it with the DHTML titles.
posted by Godbert at 5:33 PM on April 6, 2007


Huh? If I mouse over the add to favorites links, I get a small title tip that says "Save this post/comment as a favorite"


Sorry for not being clear. Try mousing over the "add to favorites" in the thread window, not the "+" in the front page.
posted by phaedon at 6:00 PM on April 6, 2007


I noticed this too with the new URL scheme. It's not a big deal to me but some people might prefer truncated URLs.

By the way, the new URL scheme is awesome otherwise. It's so nice to mouse over a link and immediately know what thread it relates to.
posted by Brittanie at 7:24 PM on April 6, 2007


hmm, maybe I should dump the nice titles. In Firefox without them enabled, mousing over Add to Favorites on the post shows a tooltip that says Save this post as a favorite and nothing else.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:09 PM on April 6, 2007


I would keep the nice titles, but maybe change them a bit to keep them from growing beyond a certain fixed width. The DHTML titles are the only reliable way to make the title tag not suck balls in Firefox, though it looks like the bug will finally be fixed in 3.0.
posted by blasdelf at 1:04 AM on April 7, 2007


hmm, maybe I should dump the nice titles.

OK, I'm ready to give up. Is it four or five times I've pointed you at better, more configurable nicetitle-y solutions? Shorter: Dustin Diaz's sweet titles and q-tips. Google and enjoy. If nothing else, it's child's play to hack them to do what you'd like, including wrapping/truncation.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:42 PM on April 9, 2007


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