[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #7000: On Write Post screen, Checked Categories should be on top of the list

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Tue Dec 9 09:34:24 GMT 2008

#7000: On Write Post screen, Checked Categories should be on top of the list
 Reporter:  mdawaffe        |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect          |       Status:  reopened 
 Priority:  high            |    Milestone:  2.8      
Component:  Administration  |      Version:  2.5.1    
 Severity:  normal          |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |  
Changes (by codestyling):

  * priority:  normal => high
  * milestone:  2.9 => 2.8


 Because my new report has been closed as duplicate
 ~~[http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/8521]~~ and pointed to this one, i
 will try to explain my issue here again.
 The category box displays 2 kinds of views:

  * tree view of all categories
  * linear view of mostly used

 In my opinion, if a tree view will be used to show parent/child
 relationships, this tree have to be always consistent. That's why it is
 counterproductive to rupture this by isolating assigned post categories
 and leave unassigned linear at the end of tree.

 A practical example would be tree based categories, where the main nodes
 stand for languages like english, german, italian etc. and the childs are
 the real language dependend categories. Handling this by current behavoir,
 this extracts some language dependend childs and put them out of order at
 the end of tree. This also prevents injected admin javascripts to hide
 some main trees node (and their child implicitely) not nessessary for
 current posts language, because the extracted loose childs at the end
 remains while not longer linked to parent.
 My suggestion would be to extend the box with 3 possible visual kinds:

  1. tree view of all (keeps always correct order)
  1. linear list of all (sorts assigned cats at start)
  1. linear list of mostly used (sorts assigned cats at start)

 The box has to remember, what user prefere so you will provide for all
 user needs the way of correct displayment.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7000#comment:12>
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