include servername is subscribe dialog

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enhancement
17 years ago
5 months ago

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(Whiteboard: [wontfix?], URL)

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Description

17 years ago
if you click on a link like this:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup
and dialog saying:
"Do you want to subscribe to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup"

I'd like a dialog saying:
"Do you want to subscribe to the newsgroup
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup
from the newsserver
msnews.microsoft.com"

and if it's a snews server:
"Do you want to subscribe to the newsgroup
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup
from the secure newsserver
msnews.microsoft.com"

20020813

Comment 1

17 years ago
Good suggestion. Just a couple of wording changes:

"Do you want to subscribe to the newsgroup
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup
on the news server msnews.microsoft.com"

and

"Do you want to subscribe to the newsgroup
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup
on the secure news server msnews.microsoft.com"
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Comment 2

17 years ago
The text change is easy but I think there's also needed some code change at:
http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/mailnews/news/src/nsNNTPProtocol.cpp#1136
Product: MailNews → Core
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: stephend → networking.news
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Whiteboard: [good first bug]
Well in theory newsgroups aren't server specific...
Whiteboard: [good first bug] → [wontfix?]

Comment 6

5 months ago
Yes, but maybe you want to avoid some specific servers for some reason and fetch the newsgroups from others.

This should be doable easily.
Flags: needinfo?(richard.marti)
In theory newsgroups aren't server specific. But when you click on a subscribe link, you will subscribe to the server that is in the link and this one is maybe one you don't want.
Flags: needinfo?(richard.marti)
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