Send Format preferences: "correct format" is confusing

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

MailNews Core
Composition
RESOLVED FIXED
15 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: brent, Assigned: Jean-Francois Ducarroz)

Tracking

({fixed-aviary1.0, polish})

Trunk
fixed-aviary1.0, polish

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
the instructions under preferences > send format are really unclear. It states: 
When you send a message to an address with one of the domain names listed below,
Mail automatically sends the message in the correct format. "correct format" is
really confusing and in fact my mum probably wouldn't know what HTML format is.
I want mozilla to be my mum's browser as well ;-) Unfortunately i don't trust my
own grammer or vocabulary to suggest an alternative but i thought i'd bring it
up anyways. 

brent.

Comment 1

15 years ago
-->robin.
Assignee: rudman → robinf

Updated

15 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 2

15 years ago
Brent, thanks for the feedback. What version of the Netscape browser were you
using? I believe the Netscape 7.0 help for Preferences - Send Format provides a
clear explanation along with examples. Please let me know if you think otherwise. 

Comment 3

15 years ago
Apologies, Brent - we are in the process of updating the mozilla help content to
reflect the latest browser and mail help content, so you were probably looking
at an older draft of the help. 
(Reporter)

Comment 4

15 years ago
I think I was using Mozilla 1.1 for Mac OS X. 

Comment 5

15 years ago
Created attachment 109208 [details] [diff] [review]
patch: HTML -> formatted text (HTML)

change some instance of "HTML" to "formatted text (HTML)"

could be "rich text (HTML)", dunno which is better

Comment 6

15 years ago
-> Mailnews: composition
Assignee: robinf → ducarroz
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Component: User → Composition
Product: Documentation → MailNews
QA Contact: rudman → esther
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Summary: send format instructions → Send Format preferences: "correct format" is confusing
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

15 years ago
Keywords: patch

Comment 7

15 years ago
I'm OK with the text changes in this patch.

Updated

15 years ago
Keywords: polish

Comment 8

15 years ago
The patch looks good; will it ever get integrated?

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #109208 - Flags: superreview?(dmose)

Updated

14 years ago
Depends on: 222746

Comment 9

13 years ago
fixed for thunderbird and the trunk.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Keywords: fixed-aviary1.0
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

13 years ago
Attachment #109208 - Flags: superreview?(dmose)

Comment 10

13 years ago
Verified on trunk (Moz1.8a5-1026); however, the dialog Thunderbird displays for 
these prefs is a different entity (instead of radiobuttons to select the default 
option, there's a dropdown) and the text changes in this patch don't appear in 
TB 0.8+ (1029).
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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