From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.1a) Gecko/20020611 BuildID: 2002061103 When a personal address book - in which entries do not have 'Prefers to receive HTML' checked - is exported from Netscape 4.79 as 'Bookmarks.ldif' and imported into Mozilla, the entries in the Mozilla address book end up marked 'Plain text'. They should end up marked 'Unknown'. Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create personal address book in NS 4.79 in which the checkbox 'Prefers to receive HTML' is NOT checked. (I.e. preferences are unknown). 2. Export NS 4.79 personal address book. 3. Import it into Mozilla. 4. Examine individual cards. Actual Results: All such entries are marked 'plain text'. Expected Results: They should be marked 'Unknown'. Classic theme.
Michael, the only two options are HTML or plain text. If the addressee prefers not to receive HTML, they'll receive plain text. There is no "unknown." Does that make sense? Please let us know.
No, I'm afraid it doesn't make sense. On each card of my personal address book in Mozilla (all builds since v.1.1a that I have tried) there is the following: 'Prefers to receive messages formatted as:', and THREE options: 'Unknown', 'Plain text' and 'HTML' are provided in the little drop-down menu. In Netscape 4.79, there is just a checkbox: 'Prefers to receive HTML'. Logically, therefore, if that is not checked it means that the recipient has NO PREFERENCES. That is the equivalent of 'Unknown' in Mozilla. And that is how it works out in practice: in my Netscape address book I have left all these checkboxes unchecked, and so if I try to send a formatted message in Netscape 4, I am asked what I want to do - convert to text, send as HTML or send as both. When I imported my Netscape address book into Mozilla, however, all the imported cards that originally had their checkboxes unchecked (i.e. had NO preferences) said 'Prefers plain text' in the Mozilla address book, and as a consequence no formatting was sent. I have now been right through my Mozilla address book and changed all the ones that got imported from Netscape 4.79 as 'Plain text' into 'Unknown', and now Mozilla asks me what I want to do - convert to text, send as HTML or send as both - every time I want to send a message that has formatting. That is exactly right. My point was just that because an unchecked textbox in Netscape 4 means 'no preference' (logically, AND in terms of how Netscape behaves), such cards should be imported into Mozilla as 'Unknown'. In any case, 'Unknown' is the safer option, because then Mozilla asks one what to do. So for that reason alone cards that in Netscape 4 do not explicitly say 'Plain text only' (which they can't, of course, since that option is not given in Netscape 4), should be imported into Mozilla without an explicit preference, i.e. as 'Unknown'. I hope this makes sense. It is all a quite minor matter, though it should be mentioned under importing address books in the Mozilla 'Help' system if it can't be fixed or you prefer to leave it as it is.
Mac classic builds are "dead" You could try a 1.3.1 OS classic build from here : http://wamcom.org/
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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