[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32638: Add hovertext option to link tool in the visual editor

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Sat Jun 13 19:51:27 UTC 2015

#32638: Add hovertext option to link tool in the visual editor
 Reporter:  gessel           |      Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Editor           |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:  hovertext visual editor link
  Focuses:                   |
 Ticket [ticket:28206] describes a process by which the link editor was
 stripped of the hovertext field.

 Hovertext is a very useful part of the internet, something anyone putting
 data on the internet should learn to use.  One of the best examples is
 XKCD, but it is also considered by web spiders and is a nice way to insert
 parenthetic comments about a link.

 I don't think functionality should be removed to dumb down the interface
 for inexperienced users.  It is better to layer the interface if necessary
 or add some simple illustration (as crudely attached) to teach the less
 experienced users about the feature so that they become more expert.
 Removing the feature penalizes experienced users immediately and penalizes
 inexperienced users over time.

  The level of discourse reaching through an interface simply cannot be
 limited to that which would be suitable for a sandbox.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32638>
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