Request for recording mode



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: twm, Unassigned)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

I tend to avoid paying bills online because I like having the hard copy of the
bill that I get when it comes in the mail.  A lot of sites only keep your bills
for X number of months, which is frustrating when I go to do my taxes later only
to discover that I can't write-off certain things because the invoices no longer
exist.  However, there are some obvious benefits to paying online, such as a
reduced chance of check-writing errors and lost mail, so I would ideally like to
elimate the downsides to paying online, and I think that Mozilla could do this
(and perhaps this would end up being a good selling point over IE if other
people like the idea).  The idea is to have a "recording mode" for Mozilla.  You
would press the "record" button and then every web page you look at would be
automatically archived to disk and all of the data that you fill out in the
forms would get archived as well.  So, when I would go to pay my monthly bills,
I would hit the "record" button, browse to all the billing sites, view the
bills, authorize payment, and then that's it.  I'd have an automatic archive of
my bills without the hassle and mess of dealing with paper.  I could come back
later, select the date of the archive, and hit "play" to see all the pages that
were captured.  Of course, plenty of other things could be recorded as well,
such as HTTP request and reponse headers, page pre-requisites (images, etc.),
time spent on pages, etc.  I am personally most interested in a page
snapshotting feature, although I know some other people who would be interested
in the header logging (they deserve credit for some of this idea).

Regardless of whether you like the idea or not, keep up the great work - Mozilla
is the best!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Expected Results:  
Header logging is already possible -- see

I wonder how feasible it would be to do this as an extension; it seems to me 
that the core APIs to do what's desired are mostly there and all that's needed 
is the front-end support...
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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Comment 3

13 years ago

I would still very much like to see this feature added, so I request that the
bug not be closed yet.

- Tim Macinta

Comment 4

13 years ago
This might work well as an extension, but doesn't really have enough appeal to
be included in the core browser.  Particularly troublesome would be either
storing the web pages in a the filesystem with structure/format a user could
understand or  to include some sort of playback facility within the browser.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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