ftp:// url output should have sortability (by date and name)

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14 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: davidhcook, Unassigned)

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

The IE browser knows how to present the current-directory listing of
an FTP:// website with SORTABLE column-headers for DATE (and NAME).

So, I'm suggesting as an enhancement, that you implement this feature.

(At a minimum, DATE sortability and NAME sortability would be a great start.)

As an aside...I am UN-IMPRESSED that there has not been an update for
1.o Firefox.  I read about known security problems that sound important.
I use Firefox on both Linux and Win-XP.

I also UPDATED some info on a known FTP-DATE bug, which was originally reported
WAY BACK in Aug-2004.  (The exact description is that the YEAR portion of the
date is incorrect.)  That bug has remained in UNCO (unconfirmed state), even
after myself and others updated bugzilla reports, naming SPECIFIC FTP-websites
that clearly exhibited the bug!  

If you can NOT even move that bug's status from unconfirmed to 'reproduced' in
this amount of time, it does NOT SPEAK WELL for your ability to keep this
product up-to-date and competitive.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 2

13 years ago
Your (automated?) thing said:
>This bug has had no comments for a long time. Statistically, we have found that
>bug reports that have not been confirmed by a second user after three months are
>highly unlikely to be the source of a fix to the code.

But, OF COURSE, this bug wasn't confirmed by another user.  That's because it
is a SUGGESTION that logic be ADDED to conform with what all other browsers
implement (rather than a bug in existing logic).

What else can I say!  Just because no one else makes the same SUGGESTION does
NOT mean that it ought not be corrected/enhanced to conform.

Is conformance NOT a goal for this browser???

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

12 years ago
QA Contact: ali → file.handling
Assignee: bugs → nobody

Comment 3

11 years ago
This seems to be fixed by Core bug 294800.
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