Bugzilla should not support .GIF attachments

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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Bugzilla
Attachments & Requests
P3
normal
VERIFIED WONTFIX
19 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Mo DeJong, Assigned: justdave)

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Description

19 years ago
In case you don't already know, today (Fri Nov 5)
is "Burn all gifs day" (see http://burnallgifs.org/).
I would like to see gif support removed from mozilla,
but I do not think that will happen because there
are so many sites that use them. What would be easy to
do would be to remove .GIF attachment support from
bugzilla. Keep in mind that you could be sued for having
this "attach as gif" option in bugzilla.

What kind of file is this?
  Patch file (text/plain, diffs)
  Plain text (text/plain)
  HTML source (text/html)
  GIF Image (image/gif)
  JPEG Image (image/jpeg)
  PNG Image (image/png)
  Binary file (application/octet-stream)
  Other (enter mime type: )


Why not remove .GIF attachments from bugzilla?
There are plenty of other good formats out there
(like PNG). This would be a good thing for mozilla
to do as an group because it would show people
that you were serious about "free software" and
it would limit your legal liability.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Since terry has a steaming pile of new bugs to deal with, I'm going to take the
liberty of resolving this one as WONTFIX ...

Bugzilla will need to support GIFs for as long as Mozilla itself does, else
people won't be able to post test cases for problems with GIF rendering or
whatever. And as for being sued, I see flying pigs outside my window ...

If Mozilla ever stops supporting GIFs, or if Mozilla.org gets sued, then this bug
can be reopened. But I'm not holding my breath for either occurrence.

Updated

19 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: elig

Comment 2

19 years ago
Inserting self as QA contact and verifying as WONTFIX on behalf of QA.

As long as there are GIFs on the 'net, there will be test cases involving GIFs.
As long as there are GIF test cases, Bugzilla must support GIF attachments.
moving to Bugzilla product
reassign to default owner/qa for INVALID/WONTFIX/WORKSFORME/DUPLICATE
Assignee: terry → justdave
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla-General
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
QA Contact: elig → matty
Version: other → unspecified

Updated

16 years ago
Component: Bugzilla-General → attachment and request management
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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