User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 On the General tab of the Page Info window, the first line (the title line) should be formatted similarly to the other lines, with "Title:", some spaces, and then the page title. Currently, this line has no designation, and the page title ends in a colon. For all the other lines, I can mark and copy the values without any problem. However, for the page title, the copy includes the colon, which I must then manually remove when I paste the value in a document. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to the cited URL. 2. On the menu bar, select View > Page Info. 3. Open a blank text editing window. 4. Mark and copy the first line (above the URL) from the Page Info window. 5. Paste into the text editing window. 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the value following "Modified:". Actual Results: The title ends with a colon. The modification date does not end with a colon. Expected Results: All copied values should be without colons unless colons explicitly appear in the HTTP headers. The appearance of a colon at the end of a title was originally reported as an error in bug 299764. The assignee (Daniel Brooks) marked it as WONTFIX because the colon is inherent in the design of the Page Info window. Rather than overhaul that earlier bug report into an RFE, I am submitting a new bug report. Note that this might also apply to Firefox.
Hm. I'm not sure this enhancement is worth coding, considering that: - you can select the title without the colon - you can use View Source (Ctrl+U) and select there whatever is included between <title> and </title> OK, let's bump the hot potato upstairs. Does anyone "in power" say this bug should be kept open? If not, resolve WONTFIX.
Consistency for the General tab in the Page Info window is a usability issue. On the General tab of the Info window, I can triple left-click on a field to select the entire value. Then I right-click to get a pull-down context menu from which I can copy the selected text. This works except for the page title. For the page title, a triple left-click highlights the field -- including the colon at the end, which is not really part of the title coded in the <Title> element of the page. If I wish to report something about the page while citing the page's title and URL, I have no problem with the URL. To report the title, however, I have the following options: 1. Report the title, not as coded but with the colon. This extraneous punctuation may cause problems depending on the context in which the title is being reported. (This is how I originally discovered this problem.) 2. Copy and then manually edit the title to remove the colon. See #3; positioning the cursor at the colon is also cumbersome for me. 3. Manually sweep my cursor over the title, stopping short of the colon, and then copy. As I type this comment, I have a splint on my right hand to immobilize my thumb; I am very much right-handed. Without the splint, my thumb is exceedingly painful. Sweeping a cursor to include the last character in a field but excluding the very thin colon just after that character is difficult for me. Perhaps, this is even an ADA issue; I wonder how well a user with Parkenson's (my wife, for example) might handle this.
Ah, yes, I see now how this can be a problem for users with limited mobility.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: db48x → nobody
QA Contact: page-info
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