I tried to show a fairly simple update info for Adblock Plus development builds - list of change descriptions with the corresponding dates. First attempt was with dictionary lists - dl/dt/dd. Result was a blank page. After consulting updateinfo.xsl I tried a plain list with two paragraphs per list item - no success again. The br tag isn't allowed either so displaying more than one line per list item is out of question. In the end I had to give up on lists altogether, would be nice to have a little more flexibility here however.
Created attachment 422650 [details] [diff] [review] patch rev 1 This is a first WIP. It removes a lot of the context based restrictions that currently exist and allow html to be formed pretty much anyway we like. Any elements not included in the list for specific actions are stripped but their contents are still included in the display. A set of formatting, block formatting and list formatting tags are allowed to pass through (with all attributes stripped). <br> and <hr> elements are passed through but their contents are ignored. <head>, <style> and <script> are completely stripped because they normally contain various text contents that aren't meant to be human readable.
Comparing with http://addons.songbirdnest.com/formatting-help.html - xhtml:u is missing as allowed inline element. Also, it would be nice to support xhtml:a but that's not just a matter of templates of course, link clicks need to be handled. As to AMO, they allow xhtml:abbr/xhtml:acronym with title attribute.
<u> I can add to the list. I intentionally left <abbr> and <acronym> out since I think allowing tooltips here would probably violate our need to avoid UI spoofing. We cannot support anchors right now for technical reasonsthat will hopefully be solved in a future release of Firefox.
Created attachment 424339 [details] screenshot Dan, I'd like your quick approval on this. It is a screenshot showing the new range of formatting available to add-ons in the update information and I'd just like to confirm that you see no issues with what we're allowing them to do with this change.
Comment on attachment 424339 [details] screenshot r=dveditz
Created attachment 429022 [details] [diff] [review] patch rev 2 This is the patch that implements the changes shown.
The test extension at https://people.mozilla.com/~dtownsend/testcases/bug503505/test.xpi was the one used to generate the screenshot.
8 years ago
Comment on attachment 429022 [details] [diff] [review] patch rev 2 Backporting this to the branches would really help add-on developers and the AMO team.
Comment on attachment 429022 [details] [diff] [review] patch rev 2 a=beltzner for both branches
Pushed to branches: http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-1.9.2/rev/e57b100b52a2 http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-1.9.1/rev/a32418a10626
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