The preference is documented to indicate whether a topic save is 'quiet' ('minor') by default.
This is important for topics such as 'webnotify'.
The checkbox was removed from the GUI a long time ago and replaced with a 'quiet save' button. This was a mistake.
See discussion at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TopicPreferenceForQuietSaves
The checkbox needs to be put back, and again take its default from DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX preference (so old webs/topics work).
Suggestion that a new name with a true/false argument would be better is OK going forward.
Note: 'Watch' is missing on TopMenu and greyed-out on the bottom action list. Something needs updating.
FYI, if you are logged out the Watch is missing/grayed out.
The checkbox has vanished from PatternSkin, but the parameter
is still evaluated by the
skript, I've changed "Applies To " and "Component" accordingly.
Worse: The documentation at TWiki:TWiki.DontNotify describes the preference variable but does not tell what value(s) should be given.
My idea is to just add a hidden input field and pass the content of
as its value - that would be a one-line change in the template
. However, other skins just interpolate
input type="checkbox" name="dontnotify"
element, so it would sort of "work" with values like
. There's no trivial way to interpolate all of these into a valid
attribute of a hidden control, but this might still be a viable solution.
I sort of agree with Timothe that another preference variable with a true/false value would be a good idea, but this breaks all
Decided at TWiki:Codev.KampalaReleaseMeeting2017x12x21
to reprioritize to "normal".
Recommend as per TWiki:Codev.KampalaReleaseMeeting2014x02x06
to replace "Quiet save" button with previously used checkbox.