User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421 there is currently no help topic that describes how to write and use a proxy configuration file (aka PAC file). i thought bug 128270 was tracking this, but apparently it was only tracking the obsolete web page. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Marc: thanks for creating a new bug for this specific item. I've got two documents in the works (trapped on a system at home)... I'll send it to you for edits if you like, then post the draft here before cvs adding to the web site. Bug 142498 will be for system admins + end users that can write PAC files. I've also got a truly end user, support-ish document in the works, which I will post via this bug. If there are things you want detailed, please add the appropiate comments to either bug.
Summary: PAC: mozilla help needs to document proxy configuration files → PAC: end user document proxy configuration files
I've made the first, shameful draft, and requested individual feedback. I'll be posting the second, feedbacked, humble draft here soon.
Assignee: rlk → benc
Created attachment 153781 [details] first draft w/ some feedback feedback in bullet points or clipped context please.
benc% cvs commit enduserPAC.html RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla-org/html/catalog/end-user/customizing/enduserPAC.html,v done Checking in enduserPAC.html; /cvsroot/mozilla-org/html/catalog/end-user/customizing/enduserPAC.html,v <-- enduserPAC.html initial revision: 1.1
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Not added to index yet. Feedback please, otherwise, I'll cut loose sometime next week.
benc, we are switching from catalog/ back to docs/. can you move the file to docs/end-user/ ? > browser that supports PAC, (for example, IE and Safari do too), remove extra comma -> browser that supports PAC (for example, ... > use a URL, (like http://proxy/file.pac) remove extra comma -> use a URL (like http://proxy/file.pac) > PAC will reload anytime you change the URL or press the "reload" button. -> PAC reloads everytime you change the URL or press the "Reload" button in Preferences. > about PAC, (usually to modify or create your own file), remove extra comma -> about PAC (usually to modify or create your own file), and you should have your name on it :-)
I'll make all the document changes, but I'd like to see the discussion on /docs before moving stuff. I've been putting all my new stuff in here for years, so I don't want to move unless it is part of a complete plan that has asa's signoff.
RESOLVED/FIXED: This is baked, as far as I can tell. The only open item to me is whether or not a link to this bug should appear. Daniel, can you give me a bug number or point me to some discussion about the change to "docs"? We went away from docs -> catalog b/c docs was too flat and not scalable. I talkd to Marcia and some other mozilla people today, and they didn't seem to think there was an official plan.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
the original summary for this bug was "PAC: mozilla help needs to document proxy configuration files". i think it's great that there is an online document describing PAC functionality for end users, but i still think that the included help content has to have something about PAC in it, if nothing other than a pointer to other online docs. re-opening and changing summary from "PAC: end user document proxy configuration files" to "PAC: mozilla help needs to document proxy auto-configuration files"
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Summary: PAC: end user document proxy configuration files → PAC: mozilla help needs to document proxy auto-configuration files
Marc, please just create a second bug, do not change this bug. I am interested in helping w/ the content of the help files, so you can cc: me.
ok, ben. putting this back to RESOLVED/FIXED and reverting the summary. i opened bug 269919 to once and for all track updating the included mozilla help :)
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago → 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Summary: PAC: mozilla help needs to document proxy auto-configuration files → PAC: end user document proxy configuration files
I've made some minor updates to this article, and also found a contact on support.mozilla.com, to see if a Firefox-centric version of the document could be made in the right place... I also added the bug number, so I'm going to close this, for now.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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