File types are not filtered for Open File dialogs on Mac




18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Charles Manske, Assigned: Mike Pinkerton (not reading bugmail))


({helpwanted, pp})

Mac System 9.x
helpwanted, pp

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(Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] [nsbeta3+] fix in hand)



18 years ago
Windows and UNIX use the string array set by calling the nsIFilePicker 
interface: AppendFilters() with appropriate values of the filetypes allowed.
This allows only certain file types to be opened.
Mac shows all file types - it's ignoring the XP list of filters.
This is very important for Composer, since we must filter filetypes so users
don't try to edit non HTML and Text files.

Comment 1

18 years ago
This blocks the nsbeta2+ bug on the general issue. This is a Mac-specific
side issue.
Blocks: 43834
Keywords: nsbeta2

Comment 2

18 years ago
i think dagley was supposed to do the work for this a long long time ago, but I 
don't know what he did so I'm adding him to the CC list. Steve, can you comment? 
cc'ing other mac weenies just cuz.

I'll take the bug for now, i guess. M21 until we get approval.
Assignee: trudelle → pinkerton
Component: XP Miscellany → XP Toolkit/Widgets
Keywords: pp
OS: Windows NT → Mac System 9.0
Target Milestone: --- → M21


18 years ago

Comment 3

18 years ago
Putting on [nsbeta2-] radar. Not critical to beta2. 
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-]


18 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta3

Comment 4

18 years ago
nsbeta3-, new functionality, too late to be adding significant risk.
Keywords: helpwanted
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] → [nsbeta2-],nsbeta3-


18 years ago
Target Milestone: M21 → Future

Comment 5

18 years ago
This is pretty easy to do, and not risky. We suffer greater risk by having it now 
work, like you are allowed to open inappropriate file types in editor (hey, let 
me try and edit the Mozilla binary!).

Comment 6

18 years ago
This bug blocks 43834, which, despite not working on Mac, has been marked fixed 
(thanks charley). It's really not that hard, and a significant usability penalty 
for mac users. Please reconsider.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-],nsbeta3-

Comment 7

18 years ago
nsbeta2-, not holding PR2 for this.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-]

Comment 8

18 years ago
need info: I thought this work had stayed assigned for so long (more than a
year) because it was *not* so easy to do, and was considered risky too.  Has
that changed?  Do we now know how to do this quickly with little/no risk?
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] → [nsbeta2-] [need info]

Comment 9

18 years ago
Somone needs to spend 10 mins looking at Nav services docs to find out how to do 
this. Nav services has good file filtering hooks, so filtering on file extension, 
or using IC to map file extension to type, then filtering on type, would not be 
that hard.

Comment 10

18 years ago
i think when dagley looked at it for 10 minutes, he concluded it would be 
difficult given what the navservices in 8.5/8.6 provides...if we could require 
OS9, it would be better, but....

Comment 11

18 years ago
Nav services prior to 2.0, which is only available built into Mac OS 9, does not 

allow complete customization of the types popup (you always get some extra junk 

added by Nav Services pre-2.0).  Apple's suggestion was to require Mac OS 9 if we 

wanted only our items on the menu.  The obvious answer is to use the StandardFile 

style custom DITL workaround but I didn't want to go there due to localization 

issues (um, I18N, could you please give use some DITL loving to go along with all 

those localized string bundles?  Thank you and I'm sorry our OS is lame :-(

Comment 12

18 years ago
I don't think requiring 9 is an otpion.  Simon, where does this fall on your 
prioritized list of Mac problems?  Pink will investigate what is available in 
pre-9 App Services, but we think this is lower priority than many other bugs we 
Target Milestone: Future → M18

Comment 13

18 years ago
I don't think it's bad that nav services adds a couple of menu items to teh popup 
in the nav services dialog. In fact, in the simplest case, can't we just keep 
this popup hidden, but still have a file filter?

I think is a medium priority mac issue; adding nsmac2.
Keywords: nsmac2

Comment 14

18 years ago
ok, i think we can do this w/out any of the hassle previously thought. IC is 
back in the build, and we don't need any UI to have a plain-jane filter.

i think we should nsbeta3+ this.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] [need info] → [nsbeta2-]

Comment 15

18 years ago
i have this working w/out the type popup so you only get all the filters 
applied at once. I'll check in the code when i get back.

note that the "allFiles" filter is ignored.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] → [nsbeta2-] fix in hand

Comment 16

18 years ago
Well Okay!  nsbeta3+, p4 for M18
Priority: P3 → P4
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] fix in hand → [nsbeta2-] [nsbeta3+] fix in hand

Comment 17

18 years ago
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


14 years ago
OS: Mac System 9.x
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