[development] FYI: "Assigned to: foo" is now opt-in for [#12345] issue link filter

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Tue Feb 3 06:38:34 UTC 2009

Hello world,

As most of you hopefully already know, if you type:


into any page on drupal.org, it will automagically be replaced with:

#367423: Make "assigned to" on issue links opt-in (by appending '@')

where the whole thing is a link to http://drupal.org/node/367423

If you want to reference comment 15 in the issue, you do this:


and you get a link to: http://drupal.org/node/367423#comment-1233127

Recently, there was a change to the theme on d.o to color the whole  
thing by the issue status (yay) and to append "Assigned to: foo"  
afterwards (occasionally yay, mostly boo).  This was causing lots of  
clutter, and some people have either stopped using the filter, or  
stopped assigning issues, just to avoid the extra noise.

This behavior is now opt-in when you write the issue reference.  If  
you want "Assigned to:" to display, you include an '@' after the issue  
or comment number, like so:


Which would yield:

#367423: Make "assigned to" on issue links opt-in (by appending '@')  
Assigned to: dww

Otherwise, you get the old behavior (plus the new per-status  
coloring).  Oh, and if you leave off the '@', if the issue is assigned  
to someone, that's visible in the title attribute if you mouse over  
the link.

-Derek (dww)

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