Share "Link" or "Page" text should be consistent since its the same path

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: tchung, Unassigned)

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7 years ago
Sharing a link is worded in two different places, yet the take the user down the same share path.   Can we just stick with "Share Page"?   This may also have l10n string repercussions as well.

Repro:
1) install fennec nightly 20100913
2) load a webpage, and click the site icon.  Notice it says "Share Page"
3) load awesomescreen, and context-click a link in all pages.  Notice it says "Share Link"
4) Verify these both take the user down the same sharing path, so i recommend just keeping the word consistent.

Expected:
- "Share Page" on both paths i guess.

Actual:
- Share link vs share page, same dealio.
I think the context is different. "Page" and "Link" are different for a reason.
If you context-click a link on a web page then we offer "Share Link" - we use this when you are sharing something that links to a page, rather than the page you are viewing.

(Similarly in desktop Firefox we use "Save Page As..." in the File menu, and "Save Link As..." in the context menu.)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 3

7 years ago
Still not convinced with that desktop firefox example.  Save page as... will save the entire page with images, html, etc..  Save Link as, just sends the URL and strings.  

In this case, two different paths here (context-clicking a link vs site menu'ing a link), still takes the user through the same sharing options.  unless we're adding something different, i propose we keep the same wording on both paths to "share link" or "share page"
Desktop Firefox also uses both "Bookmark this page" (main menu) and "Bookmark this link" (context menu), where the end result is the same.  See also the designs here:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Projects/Sharing

Madhava, feel free to reopen this is if you agree the wording should be changed.
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