• Status Confirmed
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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category User Interface
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 1.0-beta
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Attached to Project: Flyspray
Opened by TomG - 29.10.2015
Last edited by peterdd - 30.10.2015

FS#2081 - UI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HTML editor

While editing an existing task, there’s a “+” button you can click to add a comment as part of the edit. Unfortunately this is just a plaintext box instead of the HTML editor used everywhere else, so it’s impossible to get proper line/paragraph breaks if a comment is entered with this UI.

This problem makes it necessary to edit a task and add a comment as two separate steps, whereas in it was possible to do them together in one step.

Note that this is the case with syntax_plugin=”none”. I don’t know if it’s also a problem when using other values for that setting.

Project Manager

I added the feature because it wasn't available in and there was a user request to add it.
I didn't know it exists in

I choosed the simple textarea to not distract the user too much with formatting options when editing a task and give them at least the posssibility to add a short comment in the same step.
It is IMHO no problem for dokuwiki syntax plugin (which I personally prefer over the fullhtml ckeditor).

But I understand it is not optimal for flyspray installs with html/ckeditor.

TomG commented on 30.10.2015 15:49

Ok thanks, I understand. Unfortunately dokuwiki didn't work for me (got PHP errors) so I don't use it.

For a Flyspray installation that doesn't use dokuwiki, using a simple textarea results in broken behavior. Please imagine entering your comment here and then you find that it all ends up on one line.

Paragraphs are nice. :)

Project Manager

Could you please give info of which errors you got with dokuwiki and your php version?
(A switch back from fullhtml-syntax to dokuwiki is not simple possible if you still have tasks/comments in productive environment, so test please with fresh install)

TODO: For html/ckeditor installs adding the p-tags when saving the edittask-form can be a quick solution:

if( $conf['general']['syntax_plugin']=='none'
 || $conf['general']['syntax_plugin']==''){
#htmlify edittask comment textarea
TomG commented on 06.11.2015 14:32

I've created a new task  FS#2088  with the info on the error I got with dokuwiki.


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