Download dialog should use "()" not "[]" for known MIME types

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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trivial
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
17 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: ian, Assigned: law)

Tracking

({polish})

Trunk
mozilla1.2alpha
x86
Windows 2000
polish

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
When you download a file with a MIME type with a registered helper app, the
"Downloading file" dialog that prompts you to select how you want the file
opened will give the following prompt:

   You have chosen to download a file of type "WinZip File"
   [application/x-zip-compressed] from 
   ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/night/latest-trunk/

This is rather ugly. Better would be to use round brackets:

   You have chosen to download a file of type "WinZip File"
   (application/x-zip-compressed) from 
   ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/night/latest-trunk/
->bill
Assignee: pchen → law
Blocks: 78106
Keywords: mozilla0.9.6, polish
(Assignee)

Comment 2

17 years ago
cc:ing German; this is implemented as spec'd, is using () really prettier?  I
don't much care myself, but I hate to "fix" this and then get another bug
tomorrow from German saying that he misses the cute little square brackets...
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.2
(Reporter)

Comment 3

17 years ago
bill: Agreed! I don't want to put you in the middle here. :-)

german: Was your spec's use of square brackets indeed intentional?
spam: over to File Handling.
Component: XP Apps → File Handling

Updated

17 years ago
Blocks: 104624
(Reporter)

Comment 5

17 years ago
german is no longer working on Mozilla. mpt?

Comment 6

17 years ago
Yes, round brackets, please!
reassigning to marlon so we can get his opinion sometime in the near future
(today?  tomorrow?  :P).  That way we can know we're avoiding a big
bracket/paren war.
Assignee: law → marlon
Keywords: mozilla0.9.6
(Reporter)

Comment 8

17 years ago
marlon?

Comment 9

17 years ago
Created attachment 92124 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch changing square brackets in Download dialog to round brackets

Patch
QA Contact: sairuh → petersen
(Reporter)

Comment 10

16 years ago
r=hixie.
Assignee: marlon → law
Is this still relevant?  We now put no brackets at all around the type.
http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/embedding/components/ui/helperAppDlg/locale/en-US/nsHelperAppDlg.dtd
- only round brackets there. marking wfm.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Updated

16 years ago
No longer blocks: 104624
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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