ensure localization customization is not insane




14 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: chase, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
Currently locales can set a whole range of things they should not be able to.  A
perfect example of this is the update URL.  Another example is the year range
for the copyright notice.  These things are set by policy made at the app level,
not the locale level.  They shouldn't be duplicated since it makes updating them
a chore.  They shouldn't require localizers to set as it's another thing in a
Long List of Things that can cause a localization to go bad and throw us into a
tailspin during a QA and release cycle.
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 1

14 years ago
Example: bug 282070 - wrong release notes URL in about: and help start page

The release notes link is defined in chrome/global/brand.dtd.  I could see the
utility of setting this if there was a separate release-notes page being
maintained for that locale's version.  Since for most locales there isn't,
however, the ideal method would be to leave it undefined and have it be filled
in by the value in the en-US locale (which is almost certainly going to be
correct) during the build process.
Assignee: chase → nobody

Comment 2

14 years ago
If localizations should not be setting the param at all (e.g. the update URL),
we should move it out of a locale package and into content/pref/hardcoded. I
think that release notes need a little more thought... our build system is not
set up to grab stuff from en-US into other locales, and I don't think it should
be, at least until we have a much less fragile build system.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Shouldn't the update URL move out of toolkit alltogether?
I'll never understand that story.
For corporate deployments, IT depts probably will want to host their own, so
this should be somewhere where a customization kit could play with it.


14 years ago
Depends on: 287477
Depends on: 289076


14 years ago
Depends on: 271470


14 years ago
Depends on: 271802
No longer depends on: 271470
bsmedberg's recommendation for dealing with the release note URL and
localization are in bug 287477


13 years ago
Depends on: 318991


13 years ago
No longer depends on: 287477
I don't believe the year range, nor the update URL are still in the strings given to localizers.

Please re-open if any such insanity still exists.
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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