There is now a first approach - Firefox friendly. It seems to me not
that useful though - have to give it another thought, on how exactly we
want to use the icons.
So maybe, instead of putting them in as a replacement for the values of
the flags it seems to me that we have either a completely unrated
version, one that is rated, but does not meet the requirements for being
stable, and one that is stable. Which would mean one icon as a summary
for all flaggs. What do you think?
I think this is what should be done for the Version History and maybe the Recent Changes
lists. One of the three icons would appear on each revision's line of the history,
showing that the revision is either unrated, rated below minimum, or meets minimum
These three stability-icons guide the viewer of the history as to which revisions are of
interest - for instance, the last stable one which he might want to look at or compare to.
The three icon files should be given a file name related to this function.
For the revision status message boxes at the top of a page, though, a different situation
occurs. For these, this might be the best choice:
Use a (potentially) completely different set of icons for helping visualization of the
settings of the ratings. In the current Phase3 test setup where there are 3 dimensions of
5 values each, there would be a set of 15 icon filenames (in a regular pattern, such as
icon-depth-0, icon-depth-1, etc) for each of the possible dimension x values. These would
_not_ replace the text of the value, but would be presented in addition to that text, next
to the text. Thus if X and Y are icons it would look something like this:
Accuracy: X Draft level Depth: Y Stub
Exactly what these value-icons would be can be worked out over time, as there are many
possibilities. The idea is that they help the user who is familiar with the system
quickly see the setting, while the text helps the user who is not familiar with a setting
icon to understand the rating value.
If desired, in addition to the N value-icons in the message box (or instead), we could
also present a _larger_ version of _one_ of the stability-icons. This icon represents the
overall status of the revision setting, either rated-but-not-meeting-minimums, or
meets-minimums. It should be a larger icon because it will be more visible, and does not
have to fit on a single line of a Version History listing.