Pasting Description text makes life complicated

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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Bugzilla
Bugzilla-General
P3
normal
VERIFIED WONTFIX
18 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Christopher Lam, Assigned: justdave)

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Description

18 years ago
(The URL only used as an example)

Check out the above page. From the line beginning "from bug #13545:" onwards the
author has pasted a quote from the other bug, and that makes it quite hard to
differentiate where the pasted bit comes into play.

It should be possible to quote (possibly ">") or do an HTML indent to make a
clear differentiation between main bug description and quoted description.

Comment 1

18 years ago
Not sure that anything can be done here.

This is a plain-text copy and paste into a <textarea> whose content will be
rendered in a <pre>. The information that the paste is from another document
that is meant to remain distinct is unavailable to bugzilla; it is only in
the contributor's brain.

The thoughtful contributor will provide delimiters, but short of a total
overhaul whereby bugzilla uses an editor window rather than a <textarea> for
comment input (even there it is problematic), there is probably nothing to be
done on the server end.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

18 years ago
I know of a way to make it work. The server could look for all (yes, all) lines
beginning with '---' and replace it with '-- -'. Some other internet programs
(such as majordomo) do this automatically for the same purpose.

Updated

18 years ago
Component: Server Operations → Bugzilla
Product: mozilla.org → Webtools

Comment 3

18 years ago
I have to agree with sidr. People writing bug comments should be careful to
format their comments correctly.

This this bug really belongs under the webtools product, bugzilla component.

Updated

18 years ago
Assignee: rko → terry

Comment 4

18 years ago
hmm, changing this bug's product and component didn't change the person it was
assigned to. Assigning to terry.

Updated

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

Comment 5

18 years ago
I'm not going to play games with the users input, thinking I understand what it
meant and doing quoting.  Such things only lead to confusion.

People writing stuff always need to be sensitive to what it looks like to other
people reading it.
per Terry, auto-verifying any resolved bug that hasn't been touched since before 
2.10 was released.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
moving all closed Bugzilla bugs to the new Bugzilla product.
This batch is DUPLICATE/INVALID/WORKSFORME/WONTFIX
reassigning to default owner and QA in case of the bug being reopened.
Clearing milestones, since we really shouldn't have them on these types of
resolutions.  Sorry for the spam everyone...
Assignee: terry → justdave
Status: VERIFIED → NEW
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla-General
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
QA Contact: endico → matty
Version: other → unspecified
damn, bit by bug 30731. sorry for the respam...  one more coming to complete the
status fix
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago16 years ago
completing status fix...
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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