Newly created List w/non-unique name, merges&removes information without notification.

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Address Book & Contacts
P2
normal
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
20 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: esther, Assigned: Cavin Song)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: mailing list)

(Reporter)

Description

20 years ago
(This bug imported from BugSplat, Netscape's internal bugsystem.  It
was known there as bug #335223
http://scopus.netscape.com/bugsplat/show_bug.cgi?id=335223
Imported into Bugzilla on 03/30/99 10:12)

Using 4.5 build RTM dated 10-10b on Win95, if user creates a new list in an
address book that has the same name as an existing list in that address book,
the cards added to the new non-unique list are merged with cards in the existing
list, but nickname and description are removed or changed base on what new
non-unique list has for these fields.  Currently the spec states "A mailing list
name must be unique to it's address book".  I believe in earlier builds we were
prompting with at message about the need to be unique.  We don't do that now, we
just edit the exisitng list unknowingly.  I think this should be fixed in next
release.

1. Launch Address Book
2. Select an Address Book
3. Create a List in one of your Personal Address Books: Title=List one,
Nickname=one, Description=description1.
4. Put (2)names on list: one@nowhere.com, two@nowhere.com
5. OK the List
6. Select the same Address Book
7. Click New List
8. Repeat step 3, changing  Nickname=two, leave the Description blank
9. Put (2) names on list: three@nowhere.com, four@nowhere.com
10. OK the list
Result: "List one" was edited (without notification): Nickname changed to "two",
Description has been removed, cards in list now include all (4) of the above.

Comment 1

20 years ago
5.0....

Comment 2

20 years ago
I'd like to suggest that if you want to process (look at, fix, etc) this bug for
5.0, that you leave the bug in a "new" state and not resolve as later.  Right,
now, the bug looks like it means that the tfv is set to 5.0 and you've reviewed
it, and decided to later the bug for 5.0.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

20 years ago
Moving this to bugzilla so it can be tested with 5.0 when Address Book is ready
for testing.  Doesn't seem like it would be targeted for a 4.5x release, but
want it working in 5.0.
(Reporter)

Updated

20 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
(Reporter)

Comment 4

20 years ago
This bug was brought up from Bugzilla.  It was resolved as Later in Bugzilla, so
it will be marked as Reopen rather than New, and needs to be tested when Address
Book code is ready for testing.

Updated

19 years ago
Assignee: mscott → hangas
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Target Milestone: M8

Comment 5

19 years ago
Reassign to hangas@netscape.com for M8

Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: M8 → M9

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: M9 → M10

Updated

19 years ago
OS: Windows 95 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 6

19 years ago
changing platform to All since we'll need to try this on all platforms.

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: M10 → M15

Comment 7

19 years ago
Mailing lists are post beta.

Comment 8

19 years ago
This does not need to be fixed for PR1

Updated

19 years ago
Whiteboard: mailing list

Comment 9

19 years ago
Moving mailing list bugs to the same milestone.
Target Milestone: M15 → M19

Comment 10

18 years ago
Mass move mailnews bugs to Putterman.  Ouch.
Assignee: hangas → putterman
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Reporter)

Updated

18 years ago
QA Contact: esther → suresh

Updated

18 years ago
QA Contact: suresh → pmock

Comment 11

18 years ago
reassigning to chuang.
Assignee: putterman → chuang

Comment 12

18 years ago
QA-assign-to fenella.
QA Contact: pmock → fenella

Updated

17 years ago
QA Contact: fenella → nbaca

Comment 13

17 years ago
reassigning to cavin
Assignee: chuang → cavin

Comment 14

17 years ago
Trunk build 2002-02-26-03: WinMe
When I try to close the second mailing list a message appears, "A Mailing List 
with that name already exists. Please choose a different name", so there is 
nothing to merge.



Marking Worksforme.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 15

17 years ago
Trunk build 2002-03-01: Linux RH 7.1, Mac 9.1
Verified Fixed.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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