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Offline LeoNeeson

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Re: Need help with file delete feature.
« on: June 02, 2018, 04:22:36 AM »
Back when the web was new, sites had a sharp clarity look. The blue&silver colors probably help too. The 90's style of HTML forces more attention to detail, like using a little paint brush instead of a big paint brush.
+1 for using <marquee><b>HFS</b></marquee>, that gives the nostalgic touch. :)

The problem:
Slowdowns are caused by a feature inside file list loop (load*files*users).
Macros and server side scripts are disaster when magnified times the number of files.

Currently, the delete feature costs 28% of the speed when done like this:
   {.if|{.get|can delete.}|<td class=rw align=center><form method='post' id='filelist'><input type='hidden' name='selection' value='%item-url%'><button type='submit' name='action' value='delete' class='del' onclick='return confirm("Delete %item-name%?")'>X</button></form></td>.}
if 40 users browsing 1000 files, the code gets 40,000 times bigger, and you get a broken server
Sometime ago, I was thinking in another approach: removing the delete button, and adding a "+" button instead, which when clicked, it opens a modal screen (in dark grey color) with three nice and big buttons, giving options like: Rename, Delete and Move (and we could even add a 'Send to' when using a mobile). This way, the 'server side' check (to verify if we could delete the file), is only processed on-demand when that "+" button is clicked. I think this could be a win-win situation to solve this, not only because we don't overload the server, but we also add more options. The hard part is coding it... :-[
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