Talk:Multilingual files uploader

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Ideas from Alec:

Some ideas for multilingual file uploads: 1 - Use a modal for all multilingual file uploads. Have each possible language appear as a tab within the modal. 2 - Use a minimalist upload tool (less real estate) instead of plupload and use the same popover approach as we use for other multilingual inputs. 3 - Use the batch upload capabilities of plupload and then add a subsequent interface to associate images with languages. (OK, just for the sake of a 3rd option.)

Comments from Juan about Alec's ideas:

1 - This will get clunky, I think. 2 - This would be my preferred approach, but we need to identify a good widget. I suggest this is a good time to scour the internet for alternatives to plupload. 3 - This one is likely significantly more complicated and problematic from the implementation point of view.

Discussions below consider option 2 only. --Beghelli (talk) 10:13, 5 July 2013 (PDT)

Comment's revision

From Alec about the other file types widget mode:

We don't have a good pattern for the following common set of elements:

1 - File upload field/widget to replace existing file, or upload initial version if creating new content

2 - Link or preview to allow download of current version, if any

3 - Indication of data re: existing file (name, MIME type, size...)

4 - Delete action, for situations where the file upload is optional (e.g. issue covers)

The differences between image uploads and non-image uploads are... 5 - Image uploads need to present an "alt text" field

6 - Image uploads can contain image previews, potentially with a download link; other types just have a download link

There is enough overlap here that there's still a good case for a single widget to handle both. --Beghelli (talk) 09:57, 5 July 2013 (PDT)

Related to Alec's last comments:

1 - The replace action can be added to this widget. If user clicks on it, then it has just to upload a file, the other extra information about the file will remain (alternate text, for example). Initial file upload can be done by clicking into the upload action. I will create more images to show this.

2 - User can download the file by clicking on the filename (it's a link) or clicking on the image.

3 - This can be accessed clicking on the info action. We can present all the information related to the file inside an information modal.

4 - We already have a delete action in the proposal.

5 - That's already covered by the proposal.

6 - I am not sure if we need a download link for images. I think it will only add more noise. --Beghelli (talk) 10:13, 5 July 2013 (PDT)