User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 When browsing local directory listings, such as file:///c://, the filenames are sorted case-sensitively. For example, the directory "dell" is listed AFTER the directory "Windows". This is surprising for typical Windows users. This bug is related to bug 198754 ("FTP/html: Directory listings have case-sensitive sort"). That bug is about FTP directory listings, which are apparently sorted by the server. This bug is about local file directory listings, which are presumably sorted by Windows or Mozilla. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to URL "c:\" or "file:///c:/" Actual Results: The filenames are sorted case-sensitively. For example, the directory "dell" is listed AFTER the directory "Windows". This is surprising for typical Windows users. Expected Results: The filenames should be sorted case-insensitively. This is the standard, on Windows at least. It is also more user-friendly.
See http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/netwerk/base/src/nsDirectoryIndexStream.cpp#109 That Compare() call after that comment could be case-insensitive, as desired... Perhaps it should be, dependent on OS?
Confirming on Win98. This took me by surprise too. I should also point out that the standard on Windows is to list all subfolders before files when sorting by name.
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I can still reproduce this bug in Firefox 1.5 Beta 1, just like I did in Firebird 0.7 two years ago.
Just to be clear, most directory listings are generated via the same code, so whether this problem's seen with ftp or with file, it's the same bug. :-) *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 198754 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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