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Re: [Wireshark-dev] Is it still ok to create hidden items ?

From: Teto <mattator_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 27 2011 - 10:10:52 GMT

seems only logicial. That's what I had guessed but wanted to make sure
in case I plan to upload a patch later on.

thx for the advice.

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:06 PM, ronnie sahlberg
<ronniesahlberg@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I think one of the reasons why one should avoid hidden items is that
> if they dont
> show up in the dissect pane, users might not be aware that they exist at all.
> And then they will not be able to use them.
> Wireshark supports so very many different filter fields that it is not
> practical to use a "list of all filterable items".
> So see it as "if they show up in the dissect pane, this is how you
> tell the users 'these fields exist, you can filter on them'"
> If they dont show up in the disset pane, no one will know about them
> or use them, i.e. they dont exist :-)
> regards
> ronnie sahlberg
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Teto <mattator@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Just had a question about what's the best practice. I have a packet
>> with a field contianing several keywords. I intend to split those
>> keywords so that one can filter display based upon a keyword.
>> My problem is am compelled to display each keyword separately (one
>> itemp per kewyord and group them in a subtree) or could I display all
>> of them in one item in the main tree (my preference) and then create
>> several hidden fields (one per keyword). I wonder if that last
>> solution is good since I read in proto.h :
>> DESIGN! */
>> What would you advise me ?
>> Matt
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