Status

Documentation
Help Viewer
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Ralf Hauser, Assigned: Nilson Cain)

Tracking

Details

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Attachments

(2 attachments)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030304
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030304

Quirks appears to be an important concept why certain pages are rendered the way
they are. Unfortunately, there is no reference to it in the browser's help function.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Also, it appears to be assumed that everybody knows what "quirks" is
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197357

Other bugs apparently targeted to make the quirks concept more clear to end users
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=118147
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Updated

15 years ago
Summary: ad "quirks" to help → add "quirks" to help
Just as a note, I doubt any end users would care.  People who do care are
perfectly capable of searching the Mozilla website or even the web and easily
finding the info they want.

Comment 2

15 years ago
-> doc:user

suggest wontfix
Assignee: oeschger → rudman
Blocks: 89898
Component: Help → User
Product: Browser → Documentation
QA Contact: tpreston → rudman
Summary: add "quirks" to help → Add "quirks" to Help
Version: Trunk → unspecified

Updated

15 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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Comment 3

15 years ago
Oh, whe=at the heck?  I could add a small little page about it, for the web devs
that don't feel like searching ;)
(Assignee)

Comment 4

15 years ago
Created attachment 132112 [details]
First attempt

I don't know how factually correct it is, or if it goes into enough detail, but
it's something to start with.

Comment 5

15 years ago
Nilson, these need to go into a CURRENT help menu HTML. not it's own.
(Assignee)

Comment 6

15 years ago
So it need to be placeed into an exisating file?

Comment 7

15 years ago
yeah. I would browse through all of the HTML files in the locale directory and
get a feel for what should go under what.

It'd be like what you did to MozDev Bug 4573, except it'd be new content.

Comment 8

15 years ago
chrome://help/locale/page_info_help.html#pageinfo_general already explains quirk
mode. The extra info should probably go to Help glossary:
chrome://help/locale/glossary.html

-> Nilson
Assignee: rudman → mozbugz
QA Contact: rudman → stolenclover
(Assignee)

Comment 9

15 years ago
Created attachment 132326 [details] [diff] [review]
patch1 - glossary.html

Added quirks to glossary.html

Comment 10

15 years ago
Comment on attachment 132326 [details] [diff] [review]
patch1 - glossary.html

The text referes to "Gecko" which cannot be found in either the Glossary or
Search.

Also, please break text into lines of ~70 chars

we shouldn't talke about html/xhtml/xml . The Help file is for users who don't
need to know this, not for web developers. I prefer the Help text for Page
Info.

oh, make sure you link to page_info_help.html#pageinfo_general (e.g. "You can
find the rendering mode of a page in the _Page Info_ dialog").
Attachment #132326 - Flags: review-
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Updated

10 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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