use of alerts on the help wiki

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-doc at
Wed Sep 24 16:50:57 UTC 2008

Matthew East wrote:
> This looks great to me. The "Note" macro doesn't appear to be working
> though, no text appears in the box for me, but merely the word "note"
> in lowercase.

How embarrassing - I looked at that very text in every browser under the
sun, and it didn't occur to me that it's not what I wrote.

<snip - transparency vs. IE6>
> This seems to be the simplest solution. Actually, we have some
> transparent icons:
> I'm not too worried about IE6 :)
> We should probably use these transparent icons throughout the system docs too.

Is there any way to get hold of a report about browser statistics for
*  I'd rather sort the issue for IE6 (and below) if they're
remotely common on the site.

I've now uploaded three revisions to my branch, which you can pick your
favourite of:

* Revision 26 just fixes the note issue

* Revision 27 uses theme-specific URLs and includes IE-friendly images

* Revision 28 also includes IE-unfriendly caution and important icons
for completeness

Two other issues have occurred to me lately:

* Should we be thinking about how to backport these changes into older

* Should I be putting a license on this stuff?  TBH, the work involved
is little enough that I'm happy leaving it PD, but Ubuntu presumably has
rules about this sort of thing.

	- Andrew

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