The label "When Mail launches, show the Start Page in the message area" which can be found on the "Mail & Newsgroups" panel in the preferences does not have a dot after it, which most other labels above textfields has. Below is a patch for this: Index: pref-mailnews.dtd =================================================================== RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/prefs/resources/locale/en-US/pref-mailnews.dtd,v retrieving revision 1.20 diff -u -r1.20 pref-mailnews.dtd --- pref-mailnews.dtd 2001/09/06 03:39:18 1.20 +++ pref-mailnews.dtd 2001/09/28 21:59:56 @@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ <!ENTITY useMessenger.label "Use Mail from MAPI-based applications"> <!ENTITY useMessenger.accesskey "u"> <!ENTITY messengerStartPage.label "Mail Start Page"> -<!ENTITY enableStartPage.label "When Mail launches, show the Start Page in the message area"> +<!ENTITY enableStartPage.label "When Mail launches, show the Start Page in the message area."> <!ENTITY enableStartPage.accesskey "w"> <!ENTITY location.label "Location:"> <!ENTITY location.accesskey "l">
Assignee: sgehani → sspitzer
Component: Preferences → Mail Window Front End
Product: Browser → MailNews
QA Contact: sairuh → esther
This bug has even patch ready!
Could someone check in this trivial fix?
I have noticed multiple notations here. Robin/Jennifer, What is the standard here..? Do we need a period/dot at the end of the statement in the pref dialog panels..? Edit | Preferences | Mail & Newsgroups : I have noticed inconsistencies in the way statements (associated with checkboxes) have been ended. Can you tell us the correct format..? Thanks.
I think the style is NOT to include periods after checkbox text labels. For Edit|Preferences|Mail&Newsgroups, this would mean removing the period for the checkbox label "Use Netscape Mail as the default mail application." Jennifer - comments?
Robin is correct. For checkboxes or radio buttons with text that is one sentence/phrase, no period. But, if the text for a checkbox or radio button is more than one sentence/phrase, then you would use periods. "Use <productname> Mail as the default mail application" is correct.
Takign this one. Patch is trivial. Will check it in when the tree opens for regular business. Changing summary to reflect the standard format.
Assignee: sspitzer → racham
Summary: Missing dot after "When Mail launches, show the Start Page in the message area". → Remove dot after "Use <productname> Mail as the default mail application"
Fix checked in.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
QA Contact: olgam → stephend
Verified FIXED using: Build 2002-09-19-08, Windows 2000. Mac and Linux don't have this pref.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
OS: Linux → Windows 2000
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