Closed Bug 55659 Opened 19 years ago Closed 13 years ago



(Core :: Networking, defect, P3)






(Reporter: BenB, Assigned: BenB)




(Whiteboard: Fix in hand)


(1 file)

1. Help|About Mozilla
2. Click on "MPL"

Actual result:
Page fetched from displayed

Expected result:
MPL displayed, but no network hit.

Additional comments:
It might be a legal requirement to ship the licence, even with tarballs.
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9
Fixed in my N6.0 tree
Getting schizophrenic: Moving all bugs for Beonex <> to my
second Bugzilla identity <>.
Assignee: mozilla → ben.bucksch
I will attach a patch. It will include the fix for bug 55660. Developed on
Linux. IIRC, it compiled on Windows, not tested on Mac.

gagan, please r= or tell someone to do so.
Keywords: review
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9 → mozilla0.8
Attached patch Fix, version 1Splinter Review
cvs diff -uN netwerk/build/nsNetModule.cpp
netwerk/protocol/about/src/ netwerk/protocol/about/src/
netwerk/protocol/about/src/nsAboutLicense.h xpfe/communicator/
xpfe/communicator/resources/locale/en-US/welcome.html xpfe/global/
xpfe/global/resources/locale/en-US/MANIFEST > 55659-1.diff
Ben: I don't think this should be done as separate files. All the about:foo that 
only redirect to another URL should be grouped together. And in the NewChannel 
we should check for the different cases and present the corresponding URL for 
gagan, I completely agree and thought of something similar. But this is another
bug (there are already 5 or so of these classes and I add only 2), which I don't
cannot/don't want to fix right now, and these bugs are fixed already and needed
for Beonex Comm..
I disagree. The 5/6 classes you refer to all do different things. The case in 
point (and about:welcome) only deals with the ones that are "redirected" to 
another location. And so these cases should just be extensions to the way 
about:credits works. What is beonex comm...?
Ok, it's just 3, not 5, existing classes which just redirect:
- <about:>
- <about:credits>
- <about:mozilla>

> What is beonex comm...?

A product based on Mozilla. <>
If anyone files a bug on making the about: redirects share more code, please 
make that bug block bug 66607 (about:privacy).
Gagan, I don't see the big difference problem if we have 3 or 5 classes which
essentiall do that same. If you block this bug, all you achieve is that you
force me to keep local changes (-> hassles with patch and new files, conflicts
during merges etc.).
The difference is not just the additional classes which mean more memory space 
but also the extra files added for no benefit at all. And I can assure you the 
purpose of denying this checkin is not to make things difficult for you, but to 
make it better for the browser. Submit a patch that incorporates my suggestions 
of handling redirect cases in one class and then I'll review it. 
Nobody reviewd so far :-(, so I have to move to Mozilla 0.9. Please review!
> extra files added for no benefit at all

They sure have benefit for Beonex. How much code is in Mozilla that serves only

> Submit a patch that incorporates my suggestions

I have no time for such archtectural enhancements, at least not in the near
future. Actually, I wouldn't even know how to do it. I tried something like that
for about:<developer> back in 1999, IIRC, but gave up.

> Nobody reviewd so far :-(, so I have to move to Mozilla 0.9. Please review!

Ignore that - mass comment.
I filed bug 68086 for the generic redirector class.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.8 → mozilla0.9
Gagan, how about |#ifdef|ing the code? This would remove the footprint from the
standard distro and avoid patches and cvs conflicts on my side.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9 → mozilla0.9.1
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.1 → mozilla0.9.2
mass move, v2.
qa to me.
QA Contact: tever → benc
Keywords: review
Whiteboard: Fix in hand
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.2 → mozilla0.9.3
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → ---
bug 68086 is fixed, can this be done easily now ?
Blocks: 96712
Keywords: review
note, by now such a redirector does exist (nsAboutRedirector.cpp)
ben: can you clarify what the status is since bug 68086 is fixed?

If that works, shouldn't you just be able to hook up about: URLs to anything you
This bug is fixed as far as Beonex Communicator is concerned, thanks in part to
gagan's work on bug 68086.

However, I think this is a good idea for Mozilla as well. It is arguable. It
leave it to the netlib module owners to decide, if this should be fixed (in
which case I can contribute the simple fix) or be WONTFIXed.
Isn't this fixed long ago? About:licence now results in a British English MPL, while about:license produces an American English MPL. Marking WFM.
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Are you kidding? There is no British English MPL. about:licence shows a license which spells "license" American. Nobody expected otherwise.

This bug was about shipping the license with the app, not spelling. I think that has been fixed long ago indeed, but can't verify right now.

Seamonkey 1.1,2/macos.

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Go to about:license

viewed a license. Did not extensively check contents, but it looks like what was requested.
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