Status

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Core
Networking
P5
enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
18 years ago
17 years ago

People

(Reporter: BenB, Assigned: BenB)

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Description

18 years ago
about:shaver is redirected to http://people.netscape.com/shaver.

The function compares the name with an encoded list of Netscape developers and
adds "http://people.netscape.com/" as prefix when it finds a match.

This is a cool and funny solution for 4.x, but inappropriate for an open source
project.

Change to nonencoded names (easier), nsString (easier) and arbitrary URLs
(non-Netscape developers).

Question: can I use C++ after simply renaming to mkabout.cpp or do I/you/we have
to change Makefiles?
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Updated

18 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
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Comment 1

18 years ago
cc gagan, maybe he can answer my question.
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Updated

18 years ago
Summary: Add non-Netscape people to about:<developer> → Add about:<developer>
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Comment 2

18 years ago
Oops, I was looking in (the old) netlib. about: looks a lot nicer in necko, but
about:<developer> seems to have gone.

I think, a better way of doing this is sending to www.mozilla.org, which
redirects to the correct URL. This way, sync with credits is easier, too. cc'ing
endico for hooks on the webserver. Comments?

Changing summary to reflect the change.

Comment 3

18 years ago
This is a lot of trouble to go through for an easter egg. My preference is to
let about:<developer> die. It was a cute idea when there were only a handful of
developers whose home pages were all in the same place. I'd rather work on stuff
that helps ship the browser.

On the other hand, if you could wire up about:credis to point to
http://www.mozilla.org/credits/, that would be really helpful!
(Assignee)

Comment 4

18 years ago
about:credits should be really easy in comparison. Filed bug #17279.
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Priority: P3 → P5
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Comment 5

18 years ago
Dawn: It wasn't my intention to give you more work than you already have. I
would do it own my own, but I can't...

I like the idea, *especially* in an open source project, where most contributors
get nothing than a lot of fun.

But I agree with you, that there are more important things to do. Marking P5.
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → LATER
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Comment 6

18 years ago
LATER.

Comment 7

18 years ago
Bulk move of all Networking-Core (to be deleted component) bugs to new
Networking component.
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Comment 8

18 years ago
REOPEN, helpwanted
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Keywords: helpwanted
Resolution: LATER → ---
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 9

18 years ago
i would just like to reiterate that this is a really bad idea.
it was a cute idea back in the mozilla 0.x days when there were
a dozen people on the list but now that there are hundreds of
people to keep track of this will wind up being a big waste of 
time. Lets have useful code, not easter eggs.
(Assignee)

Comment 10

18 years ago
OK

Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 11

18 years ago
FWIW about:credits works now...
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Comment 12

17 years ago
How about that: We have contributors.html anyway, and we need to add urls there
anyway.
Why not add |id="nick"| to each <a>, then fetch the doc and do
load(document.getElementById("nick").getAttribute("href")).
(Assignee)

Comment 13

17 years ago
btw: I propably won't work on it before N6 (more important things...), unless
I'm want to play with the DOM or so.

Comment 14

17 years ago
verified Wontfix
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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