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On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Narayan Aras <> wrote:

I would like to bring a fresh perspective to this debate:
The pop up comes as the final step when someone submits changes. The box is designed as modal for 
a SPECIAL purpose: You are NOT supposed to submit any change without a justification/remark.
Making it modal actually preserves the overall state while the CMS allows you to add your 
comment. Were it not modal, you would be able to do something with the CMS, in which case you may 
not be clear what you are saving.
Therefore, IMHO it would be unwise to make this window modeless even if this is technically 

Note that submitting remarks is a standard practice with any VCS (Version Control System).
The version control subsystem INSIDE the CMS behaves in the same way.

Now it is a different matter if this box misbehaves (it did not in my case).

The box does not misbehave, it works as specified, I was just
wondering if there was a more elegant modal dialogue which would popup
inside the window rather than lockout the entire browser.
It does not sound like there is.

Now that someone has explained why it was implemented that way I
understand the reasoning.
I still would like to copy and paste links in there from other tabs.
ie. discussion links on Nabble.
Guess I will just have to remember to copy the link prior to hitting
save or I will be stuck.

Thanks Narayan,

Michael Wheatland

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