User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr-FR; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040922 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr-FR; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040922 Firefox/0.10.1 See prefs.xhtml : http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/browser/components/help/locale/en-US/prefs.xhtml#148 148 <p>Many organizations block access from the Internet to their networks. 149 This prevents outside parties from gaining access to sensitive 150 information. The protection is called a firewall.</p> 151 <p>If your organization has a firewall, the browser may need to go through 152 a proxy server before connecting you to the Internet. The proxy server 153 prevents outsiders from breaking into your organization's private 154 network.</p> The text should be : 152 a proxy server before connecting you to the Internet. The proxy server 153 permit to go through the firewall witch prevents outsiders from breaking into your organization's private 154 network.</p> Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
I don't understand why we mention "firewall" here at all. Firewalls and proxys can be used independently. For example, some ISPs force their customers to use a proxy of the ISP. This has nothing to do with a firewall. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Bug 253104 ([TRACKER] Firefox Help Documentation changes before the 1.0 release) should depend on this one. Ph
(In reply to comment #1) > I don't understand why we mention "firewall" here at all. Firewalls and proxys > can be used independently. For example, some ISPs force their customers to use a > proxy of the ISP. This has nothing to do with a firewall. > > See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server Steffen, you take care of this one. You've got a better understanding of the terms than I do, it seems.
Assignee: jwalden+fxhelp → steffen.wilberg
Created attachment 161912 [details] [diff] [review] patch This is not strictly necessary for 1.0, but I think it's more accurate.
Attachment #161912 - Flags: review?(jwalden+fxhelp)
Comment on attachment 161912 [details] [diff] [review] patch >+ <p>Your organization or internet service provider may offer or require you >+ to use a proxy. A proxy acts as an intermediary between your computer and >+ the Internet. It intercepts all requests to the Internet to see if it can >+ fulfill the request itself, using its cache. Proxies are used to improve >+ performance, filter requests, and hide your computer from the Internet to >+ improve security. They're often part of a corporate firewall.</p> Remove "itself, " from the third sentence (the comma's not necessary, and the "it"ses pile up in this sentence) and change "They're" to "Proxies are" in the last sentence ("They're" is somewhat unclear due to its distance from "Proxies") and r=me. Must remember: always update date in changed files!
Attachment #161912 - Flags: review?(jwalden+fxhelp) → review+
Checked in br & trunk.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Summary: Explanation of proxy in help : prefs.xtml is not good → improve explanation of 'proxy'
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox1.0
Steffen: which version was this fixed in?
AVIARY_1_0_20040515_BRANCH: http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&file=prefs.xhtml&branch=AVIARY_1_0_20040515_BRANCH&root=/cvsroot&subdir=mozilla/browser/components/help/locale/en-US/Attic&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&rev1=18.104.22.168.2.26&rev2=22.214.171.124.2.27 HEAD: http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&file=prefs.xhtml&branch=1.14&root=/cvsroot&subdir=mozilla/browser/components/help/locale/en-US/Attic&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&rev1=1.13&rev2=1.14 But who cares? I fixed this bug almost 4 years ago, and the in-product help files have just been cvs removed by bug 442279...
If you ask which version of Firefox this was fixed in, see the target milestone ans keywords: Firefox 1.0.
Oh. Sorry, I looked at the wrong field (version). I was asking b/c I was working on updating the proxy documentation, and I am trying to figure out what products to revise. My thinking is to do FF3-only, for now, b/c the content is in MDC.
Sure, don't bother with Firefox 2 anymore. Also check out the knowledge base on http://support.mozilla.com/, which replaced the in-product help pages (menu Help -> Help Contents).
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