Link URLs in Properties and Page Info dialogs

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
16 years ago
16 years ago

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(Reporter: mxn, Assigned: bugzilla)

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1

The Properties and Page Info dialogs often display URLs. These URLs should be
links, like the "Copyright and contributor information" link in the About
Mozilla Firebird dialog.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to any HTML page that contains an image.
2. Go to Tools | Page Info.
3. Go to the Media tab.
4. Select one of the items.
5. Click on the URL in the URL field.

-- or --

1. Go to a webpage that includes a link or image.
2. Right-click on that link or image.
3. Go to Properties.
4. Click on the URL in the Address field (if you right-clicked on a link) or the
URL in the Location field (if you right-clicked on an image).
Actual Results:  
Nothing.

Expected Results:  
Followed the URL, either in a new window or in an existing one - I don't know
which way is consistent w/ Firebird behavior.
Reporter

Comment 1

16 years ago
Also, if this bug is fixed, it should apply to the Quote Properties dialog:

1. Go to a page that contains an HTML quote or blockquote in which the cite
attribute is specified.
2. Right-click | Properties.
3. Under Quote Properties, the URL in the Info field should be linked.

And to the Image Properties dialog where the longdesc attribute is specified:
1. Go to a page that contains an HTML image in which the longdesc attribute is
specified.
2. Right-click | Properties.
3. Under Image Properties, the URL in the Description field should be linked.
Why would you provide links to elements that you're looking at the properties of
already?  Unless there was a program parity (i.e. with IE) reason to do so,
converting these to links really doesn't achieve much, other than bloat the UI.
 If you want the link, they are selectable, but opening new links from there
would be more trouble than this is worth.

--> WONTFIX
Severity: minor → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Reporter

Comment 3

16 years ago
Okay, but if you want to access the long description (HTML longdesc attribute)
of an image or the source (HTML cite attribute) of a quote or blockquote, you
have to right-click, go to Properties, select the URL (which is usually longer
than the dialog is wide), copy it, go back to the browser window, paste it, and
hit Enter. iCab mentions how it allows the user to access a quote or
blockquote's source (cite attribute) from the context menu, but I don't know if
it is any easier to use than Firebird's.

One quick question: would I be allowed to reopen this bug myself? Or would I
have to ask for someone else to?
If you reopen it without additional justification as to why this is needed, I'll
mark it WONTFIX again.  This is functionality that very few users would have
need for, hence it would be more suited for an extension.  Its just going to be
UI bloat for most users, hence the WONTFIX.
QA Contact: asa → mpconnor
Verified WONTFIX 2003-09-03
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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