Build 1999110908M11: Win32/NT4, Linux/Redhat 6.0 Overview: Unable to delete a news message. Steps to reproduce: 1. Launch Mail 2. Select a newsgroup (i.e. netscape.test) 3. Select the "New Msg" button to create a new message, address it to the netscape.test newsgroup and send. 4. Retrieve new messages from the news server 5. Select the message you just created (message1) 6. Select Edit and look for the "Delete Message" option Actual Results: The closes choice states "Delete". After selecting the "Delete" option nothing happens to the message. I selected another message and selected the original message (message1) and it just displays the contents of the message. I exited and restarted the application and the message is still there. Expected Results: 1. With a news message selected I expect to see the Edit|Delete Message option. 2. After selecting the "Delete Message" option I would expect the contents of the article to change to say something similar to "The article has expired". Additional Information: - The Mac builds from 11/8 and 11/9 both have the Delete Message option and perform correctly. - I tried a Mozilla build on Windows and it also only shows a "Delete" option when it should state "Delete Message".
> 2. After selecting the "Delete Message" option I would expect the contents of > the article to change to say something similar to "The article has expired". Actually, the expected result here is that we remove the cancelled message from the thread pane as soon as the news server successfully cancels it. The message header shouldn't hang around in the database to get the "article has expired" message later on. I'm guessing this has to do with Paul's command dispatching stuff, but cc'ing Seth just in case.
The part about removing the article from the thread pane is logged in bug #8126.
As Phil suggests, this is a another case of focus/command dispatching. The focus is being changed to the menu when clicking on it, therefore the command dispatching code thinks that there is nothing to delete. Saari has a focus fix that he hopes to checkin soon. We will see if that fixes this.
Note: bug 17947 is for the menu item Delete not working for both Mail and news messages on Win and linux only. When this is fixed will it fix that bug too? I just reopened it.
Mass move to M13.
Moving to M14.
Please retest this. Delete is working fine and I expect cancel to function even though the menu item does not say Cancel.
Bumping to M15
Edit|Delete message works to cancel message from focus in either thread pane or message pane. Works fine for me using: 2000-02-16-08m14 mozilla build on linux rh6.0 2000-02-16-08m14 mozilla build on NT 4.0
Marking verified (worksforme)