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Currently service links are marked with the same icon that the #info parser function uses, a white question mark on blue background. I do not think that this is a good idea since a question mark suggests information to help related topics.

In the case of service links the user gets directed to pages containing further information (data) in contrast to information (help). To cut a long story short, I suggest replacing the currrent icon with:

The arrow suggests "follow me to more information (data)" and is thus better suited for this case and avoids ambiguity and confusion

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 12:51 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz40644.
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Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Oct 3 2012, 2:03 AM solves (bug 40644) by deploying a service.png (in core is the same as info.png) that can be replaced with another icon to adopt individual requirements.

This one was about replacing the icon in core. Opinions?

Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Oct 3 2012, 11:39 AM

The change [1] will not deploy a new icon, it will use the icon that has been used before but it will open a possibility for a user to replace that icon which was not possible before.

If you think the core needs another icon you can make your commit after [1] got merged.


Your changes are very good, since it allows further customisation. Thank you for this and heaps of kudos!

I would not like to upload a new icon prior to have reached some consensus. Is there actually a need to change the icon and if there is one, which icon should be used. This bug is more like a RFC in that respect. I guess you can live either way.

Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Oct 3 2012, 9:24 PM

In case someone wants to change the icon see [1] and [2]


[2] ext.smw.tooltip.css
.smwtticon.service {
/* @embed */ background: url(images/info.png) no-repeat bottom;

Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Nov 7 2012, 6:56 AM

Karsten, could you take a lead (mailing list) here otherwise this will stay open forever without anyone else noticing.

I wonder if we could find an exit strategy to get rid of service links. This is a feature that we introduced before inline queries were even invented, at a time when the display of a Factbox was still the main function of SMW. It seems obsolete and irrelevant now. Anybody still using this and really needing it?

An exit to service links is another issue which should be tracked with another bug, if tracking for this is needed at all. Thus closing as RESOLVED FIXED.