WinterMilestone 3 nalinc UsabilityLongTerm:MarkdownSupportForTaskAuthoring

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UsabilityActionable-related Idea

Last week, I was working on issue #647: extend data_source on authoring page. This needed requester to concatenate static text with column names from the csv file. For instance, if a requester types in question text like: "hello {name} welcome to {country}" and csv is something like

``` name,country John,United States Kim,France, Nalin,India ``` Then a total of 3 tasks should be created with dynamic values(within braces) substituted.

I fixed the issue and created pull request #653[1].

So far, so good and the PR seem to fix the issue. However, while I was attempting one of the task, I noticed the need for styling the question string with bold, italic and internal link.

Following is a screenshot of task with static and dynamic tokens in question strings. Staticdynamic.png

While it looks okay, I strongly feel the need for tools to let requesters create task-instructions with better styling.

Having markdown support for question instruction in task authoring page is something I am looking forward to implement in Daemo.


Milestone Contributors

Nalin Chhibber @nalinc