[PATCH] pkg_comments.php: Make comment timestamps link to the comment

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sat Oct 20 23:20:43 UTC 2018

On 10/20/18 9:05 AM, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
> Excerpts from Vladimir Panteleev's message of October 16, 2018 2:26:
>> As of today, there is no easy way to obtain a link to a specific
>> comment on a package page.
>> Many implementations of forums and comment systems today seem to
>> follow a convention where a comment's timestamp is an unobtrusive link
>> to the comment itself. Some examples are:
>> - phpBB (e.g. bbs.archlinux.org)
> (Our BBS is FluxBB, not phpBB.)
>> - GitHub
>> - Disqus
>> - Discourse
>> This patch adopts this convention as well, by making the comment
>> timestamp an unobtrusive link to the comment itself.
> Most of what makes those URLs useful is that they link to the actual 
> post though, while this is just an anchor to the page you're currently 
> on, which means that as soon as it ends up at the next page, the URL is 
> broken, so I'm not sure how useful this is in practice?

Admittedly, my usual use case is with ?PP=250. Not too long ago, I
simply defaulted to using the "show all" link.

I guess there is a difference between forum posts, which start on the
first page and add new posts to a new page, vs. the AUR which shows the
newest comments first. Is there any way to make truly stable links like

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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