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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:25 PM, Christian Lohmaier
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Hi Michael, *,

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 12:43 AM, Michael Wheatland
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:38 AM, Christian Lohmaier
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i.e. anyone got code for a modeless prompt at hand, using jquery maybe?

 var message = prompt("promptText", "");

→ javascript prompt dialog that is modal, i.e. blocks interaction with
the parent window (the browser) unless the dialog is dismissed

Are you custom coding the popup?

??? No - the prompt is a simple javascript function. Just paste
<script type="text/javascript">
 prompt("prompttext", "defaultvalue");

into the HTML-box at and compare - the dialog you
get is modal

I don't think that we should be altering the CMS core code.

Well - it is not the core, just the function that reads the dialog,
but I wonder how you would change an unwanted behaviour without
changing the code that is causing it.

there any options for this behaviour in Silverstripe?

An option to tell the browser to reinterpret the javascript functions?
No, how should that work?

Again: The function uses the simple javascript "prompt" command to get
the dialog. This javascript function (part of "vanilla" javascript) is
a modal dialog.

I don't know what kind of configuration you think that would magically
change this...


Rimas is correct, I was referring to Silverstripe's behaviour.

It might just be that I am used to using systems which have vast
libraries of options for UI and functionality.
One very good example:
Which allows multiple UI elements to 'popup' without interrupting your
browsing experience.

If this is a non-pluggable part of the Silverstripe UI, I don't expect
you to do anything about it. I just think it is poorly implemented UI
and was looking for other options to improve our experience.

Michael Wheatland

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