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I've been asked to work on a system message on an intranet where by there are various URLs (linking to lists of content) that have permission rights attached to them, so only certain users have access to the content.

Currently it's spec'ed so that if a user without permission clicks on one of these URLs a message appears which says 'You do not have Permission to view this content'.

I'm wondering is there a better way to handle this?

I was thinking of maybe disabling the links (the user has no permission for) altogether. There

There are pro's/cons here.

Pro:

Pro: ItIt will stop users clicking on said link and receiving a message which may leave them feeling stupid and maybe annoyed they don't have permission.

Con:

Con: MaybeMaybe the user needs to/would like to be aware that this content exists (so needs to be recognizable as a URL) even if he/she cannot view it.

Anyone any ideas on this/seen any similar patterns in use?

I've been asked to work on a system message on an intranet where by there are various URLs (linking to lists of content) that have permission rights attached to them, so only certain users have access to the content.

Currently it's spec'ed so that if a user without permission clicks on one of these URLs a message appears which says 'You do not have Permission to view this content'.

I'm wondering is there a better way to handle this?

I was thinking of maybe disabling the links (the user has no permission for) altogether. There are pro's/cons here.

Pro: It will stop users clicking on said link and receiving a message which may leave them feeling stupid and maybe annoyed they don't have permission.

Con: Maybe the user needs to/would like to be aware that this content exists (so needs to be recognizable as a URL) even if he/she cannot view it.

Anyone any ideas on this/seen any similar patterns in use?

I've been asked to work on a system message on an intranet where by there are various URLs (linking to lists of content) that have permission rights attached to them, so only certain users have access to the content.

Currently it's spec'ed so that if a user without permission clicks on one of these URLs a message appears which says 'You do not have Permission to view this content'.

I'm wondering is there a better way to handle this?

I was thinking of maybe disabling the links (the user has no permission for) altogether.

There are pro's/cons here.

Pro:

It will stop users clicking on said link and receiving a message which may leave them feeling stupid and maybe annoyed they don't have permission.

Con:

Maybe the user needs to/would like to be aware that this content exists (so needs to be recognizable as a URL) even if he/she cannot view it.

Anyone any ideas on this/seen any similar patterns in use?

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I've been asked to work on a system message on an intranet where by there are various URLs (linking to lists of content) that have permission rights attached to them, so only certain users have access to the content.

Currently it's spec'ed so that if a user without permission clicks on one of these URLs a message appears which says 'You do not have Permission to view this content'.

I'm wondering is there a better way to handle this?

I was thinking of maybe disabling the links (the user has no permission for) altogether. There are pro's/cons here.

Pro: It will stop users clicking on said link and receiving a message which may leave them feeling stupid and maybe annoyed they don't have permission.

Con: Maybe the user needs to/would like to be aware that this content exists, (so needs to be recognizable as a URL) even if he/she cannot view it.

Anyone any ideas on this/seen any similar patterns in use?

I've been asked to work on a system message on an intranet where by there are various URLs (linking to lists of content) that have permission rights attached to them, so only certain users have access to the content.

Currently it's spec'ed so that if a user without permission clicks on one of these URLs a message appears which says 'You do not have Permission to view this content'.

I'm wondering is there a better way to handle this?

I was thinking of maybe disabling the links (the user has no permission for) altogether. There are pro's/cons here.

Pro: It will stop users clicking on said link and receiving a message which may leave them feeling stupid and maybe annoyed they don't have permission.

Con: Maybe the user needs to/would like to be aware that this content exists, even if he/she cannot view it.

Anyone any ideas on this/seen any similar patterns in use?

I've been asked to work on a system message on an intranet where by there are various URLs (linking to lists of content) that have permission rights attached to them, so only certain users have access to the content.

Currently it's spec'ed so that if a user without permission clicks on one of these URLs a message appears which says 'You do not have Permission to view this content'.

I'm wondering is there a better way to handle this?

I was thinking of maybe disabling the links (the user has no permission for) altogether. There are pro's/cons here.

Pro: It will stop users clicking on said link and receiving a message which may leave them feeling stupid and maybe annoyed they don't have permission.

Con: Maybe the user needs to/would like to be aware that this content exists (so needs to be recognizable as a URL) even if he/she cannot view it.

Anyone any ideas on this/seen any similar patterns in use?

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