Display a help dialog box when the user hits "?" during a diff review
Review Request #1281 — Created Nov. 30, 2009 and discarded
Manual testing on a development box at tip + diffs (as of last week).
So before I review the code, I want to comment on the design and requirements for this. I'd rather not use thickbox, as we already have APIs for displaying dialogs and such floating over the page. I'd actually like to use a look like the GMail keyboard shortcuts box, where it's mostly black, alpha-transparent, rounded, and has that sort of aligned, sectioned, spaced-out listing of the keyboard shortcuts. We should be able to get this without using thickbox. Just need some CSS (in common.css) for the help box and a function in common.js for taking a keyboard bindings table and displaying it. We could augment the current keyboard bindings to offer sections of mappings for the purpose of displaying (like "File navigation", etc.) Also, the keyboard mappings should stay in diffviewer.js. We want to limit the number of files downloaded, as this will slow down the loading time of the page (the browser only handles so many requests of a type at once), which slows down rendering, and increases load on the server. So keeping that in diffviewer.js would really be best.