Last Comment Bug 538926 - about:licence is listed twice in about:about page
: about:licence is listed twice in about:about page
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: General (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
Depends on: 322000 641195
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Reported: 2010-01-10 23:25 PST by Pascal Chevrel:pascalc
Modified: 2011-06-28 03:07 PDT (History)
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Description Pascal Chevrel:pascalc 2010-01-10 23:25:44 PST

Comment 1 Pascal Chevrel:pascalc 2010-01-10 23:26:34 PST
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20100110 Minefield/3.7a1pre

go to about:about

see that about:licence is listed twice, it should be once.
Comment 2 Steffen Wilberg 2010-01-11 00:34:24 PST
It's not listed twice:
We have about:license (American English spelling) and about:licence (British English spelling). It's actually one license.html file, which can be accessed from both addresses, and rewrites itself to use "licence" or "license". You can see the code by opening View Source.

This was introduced in bug 322000.

I'd consider it far too funny to remove, just like about:robots.
This is not exactly primary, user-facing UI.
There's even an extension which brings back about:kitchensink...
Comment 3 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-01-11 01:23:08 PST
There's two ways we could play this:

1) Consider the dual appearance as an amusing artifact of our attempts to cater for all audiences. Laugh.

2) Say that the two are really alternate names for the same page, and it should only be listed once. Make the effort to fix it by adding a special case to the code which generates the lists. Question: which of the two do you remove?

I'd say 1) is by far the more sensible option.

Comment 4 Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2010-01-11 10:36:30 PST
And, of course:

3) Back out about:about so that smart people don't spend more time on this dubious feature.

But perhaps I am grumpy this morning!
Comment 5 Steffen Wilberg 2010-01-11 15:28:44 PST
> 3) Back out about:about so that smart people don't spend more time on this
> dubious feature.
Hah! This is just the beginning, see bug 538421, bug 538813 and bug 538890.
Comment 6 Steffen Wilberg 2011-06-28 03:07:26 PDT
about:licence was broken by bug 568691, and has been removed finally by bug 641195. about:license remains.

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