Re: Proposal for bug 73937 / symlinks in nautilus


On 17 Jan 2003, Ettore Perazzoli wrote:

> > This means that the user almost always (especially novice users) believe
> > that the symlink path is *the* location, and are not suprised when "up" in
> > /tmp goes to / instead of /mnt/hdb2. Instead I think they would be
> > confused if following "tmp" in / would go to /mnt/hdb2/tmp as this would
> > unnecessary expose them to the concept of symlinks which they would be
> > forced to learn.
> I am not convinced at all of this; but anyways, without testing evidence
> it's just my opinion vs. yours. :-)

How about basing it on what type of write access the user has to the symlink file itself

e.g. "up" in  /tmp goes to /

And if they don't have access

e.g. "up" in /tmp goes to /mnt/hdb2

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