Please report any other irregularities here.
Hi, David: I was playing with chrome registry recently and found that as soon as I fill in the <base> entries in the registry for any package, the chrome conversion function stops using the <name> entry. I expected that the base entries serve the purpose of bulk switching chrome resources location. For example, with localeProvider <name>="en-US" and <base> absent, the chrome URL, "chrome://addressbook/locale/foo.dtd", resolves to "resource:/chrome/addressbook/locale/en-US/foo.dtd". If I fill in the base entry with "http://www.mozillazine.org/chrome", it resolves to "http://www.mozillazine.org/chrome/foo.dtd". I tried "http://www.mozillazine.org/chrome/addressbook", it resolved to "http://www.mozillazine.org/chrome/addressbook/foo.dtd"... Only when base="http://www.mozillazine.org/chrome/addressbook/locale/en-US" does it resolve to "http://www.mozillazine.org/chrome/addressbook/lcoale/en-US/foo.dtd". Looking at the chrome url conversion function, it appears that this problem would happen to all provider types. I thought that <base> entry shall replace the default "resource:/chrome/" only. The current behavior make switching the chrome base directory a real pain :-\
This is really low priority, since we aren't using the <base> entry internally, and the actual higher-level chrome API will download and install the chrome. The <base> entry is really only still around so that mozillaZine can have its chromeZone. Once the higher-level API comes online, <base> can completely go away. I'll keep it open for now. Moving to m15.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Summary: [Confiurable URL]fllling in <base> entries obsoletes <name> entries in registry → [Configurable URL]fllling in <base> entries obsoletes <name> entries in registry
resolving as wontfix because chrome registry will not support <base>
Marking VERIFIED WONTFIX per hyatt's comments.
BULK MOVE: Changing component from XUL to XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL. XUL component will be deleted.
Component: XUL → XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL → XUL
QA Contact: ckritzer → xptoolkit.widgets
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