[Extension] Long collection name/description with no spaces causes horizontal scrolling

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
Collector Extension
P3
normal
RESOLVED WONTFIX
9 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: kinger, Assigned: kinger)

Tracking

unspecified
BW-2.1
x86
All

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Assignee)

Description

9 years ago
This is an edge-case, but I am logging to keep track so that this is looked into at some point.

When a Subscription has a very long description, it causes horizontal scrolling in the Subscriptions pane in the Collector add-on.

Illustrated here:
http://screencast.com/t/A2ZrupVhWMo

The expected behaviour I think should be for it to crop, showing an ellipsis.
Krupa, can you try this on this version? I think it was fixed since the latest version. (We should really set up an updateURL for this :) )

http://people.mozilla.com/~jscott/bandwagon/bandwagon-20090608.xpi
(Assignee)

Comment 2

9 years ago
This bug is not yet fixed. Only long names/descriptions with spaces are wrapping correctly.
On the website, we consider such long names without spaces (a mild form of) abuse and just apply overflow:hidden; to them. If you can do something similar in the extension, go ahead.
Oh. Then don't worry too much about this one. As Fred said, anything that long without spaces is abuse.
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: nobody → brian
Closing this. Anything that long without spaces deserves what it gets.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Assignee)

Comment 6

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> Closing this. Anything that long without spaces deserves what it gets.

Perhaps, but this is causing serious layout issues that I still think warrants a fix in the extension. Screenshot to follow...
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Target Milestone: --- → BW-1.0.4
(Assignee)

Comment 7

9 years ago
Created attachment 392463 [details]
Obscured Buttons

The long description is pushing out the container and the items in a collection stretch to fill the space. What it means is that the Publish and Add To buttons are not visible.

The solution is to crop the description to the width of the window, but without spaces there is no in-built XUL way to do this.

What we could so, if there are no spaces, is to just break the word up at a particular character count, say 80.
Target Milestone: BW-1.0.4 → BW-1.0.5
Priority: -- → P3
(Assignee)

Updated

8 years ago
Target Milestone: BW-1.0.5 → BW-Future
Component: Collections → Collector Extension
QA Contact: collections → collector-extension
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Target Milestone: BW-Future → BW-2.1
(Assignee)

Comment 8

6 years ago
2.1 is being released soon and it will be the final version of the Collector in its current form (A simple add-on just to load the Collections AMO page might replace it). This bug won't make it in. So marking this as WONTFIX.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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