re-vote? locus name truncation on Gmap

Dave Matthews matthews at GREENGENES.CIT.CORNELL.EDU
Wed Aug 27 08:39:18 EST 1997


Richard said,

> In order to not push loci too far out of
> position, their names are truncated as necessary (down to a single
> character) as you zoom out.  After considerable discussion amongst users of
> the working version over the last year (at the Sanger Centre and elsewhere)
> the consensus was that this was an improvement.

I don't know if I agree.  I think I'd prefer to have them bumped to a new
position, and in cases of extreme crowding for some to disappear altogether,
rather than displaying them under incorrect names.  

At least, could clicking once on the locus cause its full name be shown on
the map?  And would it be possible to shade the truncated names grey or 
otherwise decorate them to indicate they're not whole?

- Dave






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