inconsistent style of preference identifiers

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: HeroreV, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6

The style for preference identifiers is very inconsistent.

somearelikethis
some_are_like_this
some-are-like-this
someAreLikeThis

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a clean profile
2. Go to about:config
3. Scroll up and down, looking at the preference identifiers
Actual Results:  
The 4 styles I mentioned are all present, mixed together, sometimes in the same identifier:
app.update.lastUpdateTime.background-update-timer

Expected Results:  
Every preference identifier had the same style.

I think it would be very beneficial if all preference identifers had a consistent naming convention, regardless of which style is chosen.

After gathering input from developers and deciding on a style, there should be a strong effort to rename the current preferences and to ensure that all new preferences are named correctly.

At the very least, all future preferences should have a consistent style.
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
This is a mass search for bugs that are in the Firefox General component, are UNCO, and have not been changed for 1000 days and have an unspecified version. 

Reporter, can you please update to Firefox 3.6.10, create a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles, and test again. If you still see the bug, please update this bug. If the issue is gone, please set the resolution to RESOLVED > WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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