Folder Names Should Allow Dot (.) in folder name instead of creating sub-folders

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MailNews Core
Backend
2 years ago
a month ago

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(Reporter: Jeff Bloomfield, Unassigned)

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0
Build ID: 20151221130713

Steps to reproduce:

In the create folder box enter:

E.B.C.L.C



Actual results:

Three sub-folders are created under a root folder named E:

E/B/C/L/C


Expected results:

Yes, if you're an object-oriented programmer/engineer (and who isn't these days), creating a folder name in the create folder box with name1.name2.name3 -> folder1/folder2/folder3/... makes some sense a la class names.

But really, most users aren't nerds and if I want to create a folder called "E.B.C.L.C"
instead of "East Bay Community Law Center" I should be allowed to do it.

The above behavior is just too nerdy.

Comment 1

2 years ago
I've come across this one too and found it annoying.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

2 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Backend
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Version: 38 Branch → unspecified

Updated

a month ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1415506
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