User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 In the context menu, when right clicking a link, the option for copying the address of the link reads 'Copy Link Location'. I believe it would be clearer if it read 'Copy Link Address' as it is the address which is being copied not the location. I realise this is a ridiculously small bug but i feel it would be beneficial nevertheless. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
I would tend to agree with the reporter on this point. Many a time have I wondered to myself why exactly we have this weird wording. --> Menus
Component: General → Menus
OS: Windows XP → All
QA Contact: bugzilla
Hardware: PC → All
I thought it was just a throwback to The Beginning of Time (tm) as URL's have always been referred to as "Addresses" by IE and "Locations" by Netscape (since, version 4?). Well, there was that "Netsite" label for awhile. But in general, I just think it's a vocabulary difference from the browser wars. "Address" has become the preferred consumer-friendly term because IE won.
Wontfixing as per bug 203720. It appears that we've chosen location.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I think you're making a mistake, can I urge you to reconsider ? You said yourself 'I wondered to myself why exactly we have this weird wording.'.
Okay, we can reopen this, and Ben will look at it as part of his Awkward UI Text review. Although I think that this decision as already been made...
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
I vote WONTFIX. Since it's called the "Location bar", it should also say "Copy Link Location".
We are trying to make Firefox appropriate for IE 'switchers', end users _are_ going to be confused by the current wording.
Created attachment 156114 [details] [diff] [review] Location changed to Address for "Copy [Link|Image] Location"
Assignee: firefox → jwalden+bmo
Status: REOPENED → ASSIGNED
Created attachment 156115 [details] [diff] [review] Change wording, update Help Oops, should have updated Help docs for the change (this patch fixes this). Sorry for the bugspam.
Attachment #156114 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 156115 [details] [diff] [review] Change wording, update Help Requesting review from blake...a simple patch, just decide if you think it should be done.
Attachment #156115 - Flags: review?(firefox)
This is a localization change, so *if* it should be made then it needs to be made before 1.0 PR. The tracker's been minused, so setting the flag to ? is the proper move, I believe. -->blocking-aviary1.0PR?
Summary: 'copy link location' should say 'copy link address' → 'copy [link|image] location' should say 'copy [link|image] address'
blake, can you review?
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0PR? → blocking-aviary1.0PR+
Comment on attachment 156115 [details] [diff] [review] Change wording, update Help You can't change the terminology in one place without changing it everywhere.
Attachment #156115 - Flags: review?(firefox) → review-
Created attachment 156648 [details] [diff] [review] Better patch, verified against grep -iRl 'copy [image|link] location' *
The patch here still does not address the fact that this is a terminology mismatch with the rest of the application. We use "Location" to refer to the location of documents (html pages, images, etc) throughout the application, and applying piecemeal patches is not the way to make changes. I'm not necessarily convinced of the benefit of Address vs. Location anyway. I'm minusing this bug.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0PR+ → blocking-aviary1.0PR-
If Ben isn't sure that this is a good idea, I'll defer to him. The benefit *is* rather dubious, and we'd probably also have to change it to the Address Bar (which seems like something that wouldn't be done) if this were to be properly fixed as Ben describes. I've given it a shot, been turned down, and I realize this isn't something that likely matters much. Someone else can take this.
Assignee: jwalden+bmo → firefox
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Based on comments from Ben and Jeff, marking WONTFIX.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago → 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I'm going to make one last plea, I have several times heard people wonder what is mean by 'location'. If it requires lots of changes that should not be a barrier, I think this is a good change to make.
Az: If you file a new bug asking for a terminology change (location -> address) throughout Firefox, I'll vote for it.
Please see bug 289458
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: bugzilla → menus
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