Closed Bug 31531 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

Search names start with a period to make Netcenter be at the top of the list

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Search, defect, P3)

x86
Linux
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED FIXED

People

(Reporter: pavlov, Assigned: shaver)

References

Details

Netscape Search contains a period at the beginning of its name so that it gets
listed first.  I think this is pretty lame.  Someone needs to remove the period
from its name.

http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/xpfe/components/search/datasets/NetscapeSearch.src#5

http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/xpfe/components/search/datasets/Netscape_Open_Directory.src#5
Blocks: 14532
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Assignee: ben → johng
Yes, this is pretty lame, and we will do a better job post beta1.  But for 
beta1, this is all we could do to fulfill various business concerns.

Marking M1
Target Milestone: M16
Netscape business concerns should be addressed in the Netscape tree, no?
Started new bug 31801 to address the core problem.

Marking "Won't Fix" since we will live with it this way for beta1.  When we fix 
bug 31801, we will get rid of that ugly period.

Shaver is right that this should not be part ofthe mozilla tree, but the 
sherlock file with the dot is something that can easily be added or removed 
(located in the res/datasets folder), so let's not sweat it.  After beta1, we 
will come up with a more general solution.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
If it's so easy to edit, how about you fix it now in the tree, and then make
those easy edits before you ship Netscape beta1?
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
well, the beta branch has already happened, so someone should go ahead and
remove it from the tip.
Note:  when the "Name" in a Sherlock file is changed, you also have to make the 

exact same change in the "category.rdf" file (which is conveniently in the same 

directory as all the Sherlock files).

John, could you please fix this now?

I'm going to fix this tonight, unless someone tells me otherwise.
Assignee: johng → shaver
Status: REOPENED → NEW
> I'm going to fix this tonight, unless someone tells me otherwise.
This looks fixed to me.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
To me as well. Even better, there seems to be a feature planned or working,
which lets the user set the default search engine in prefs.
VERIFIED Fixed. btw that pref has been there forever, ever since Netscape was set as the default, there has been a pref to change 
it.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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