Bookmark Marker Weirdness

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Sat Apr 3 14:29:44 UTC 2021

On 4/3/21 9:31 AM, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes wrote:
> Le 11/03/2021 à 16:26, Jürgen Spitzmüller a écrit :
>>> Do you lean that inline could be better now that drifting is fixed?
>> Yes, as it more precisely indicates the position.
> So, it would mean that we want the attached pair of patches.
> Testing appreciated, I would like to avoid going back and forth in
> master.
> Note that a consequence of the visualization is that bookmarks bugs
> become more obvious. Simple example :
> 1. set a bookmark in a paragraph,
> 2. modify the paragraph,
> 3. undo
> -> the bookmark disappears.
> This is because the paragraph id dies in the operation. A fix is
> coming soon for this.
> Of course, if the paragraph id is not found, the bookmark should
> instead be shown in the top level paragraph. I do not know yet how to
> do that, but it is doable.
> So there are two solutions now:
> 1/ revert bookmark display now, implement it in 2.5.0dev and fix the
> issues that this reveals. I anticipate that most of the issues will be
> easy to solve.
> 2/ keep the inline version, and deal with the incoming bug reports,
> that will be about bugs which actually already existed.
> Riki, Jürgen, What would you prefer?

I don't have a strong opinion. For what it's worth, I prefer the
bookmarks in the margins, rather than inline. They are not text
themselves, or related to text, so I find them distracting when inline.
It would certainly help if they did not jump around, but I don't know
that it would help enough.

Then again, I can always disable display locally if need be.


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