Dropping URL into a frame should load URL in that frame only



19 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: bugzilla)



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(Not tracked)




19 years ago
Our current dropping code for navigator is too simplistic; we just load the URL 
regardless of where you drop it.  Ideally, dropping an URL into a frame would 
load the URL in that frame only.


19 years ago
Priority: P3 → P2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0

Comment 1

19 years ago
this is actually a pet-peeve of mine in N4.x - I want to just drop anywhere in
the window and have it load as a toplevel document.

for the sake of 4.x compatibility, how about we do what this bug says and make
shift-drag load it as a toplevel document?

Comment 2

19 years ago
Hm...IE loads it as a top-level document regardless.  And if we do what this 
bug says, it will basically be impossible for the user (who won't know about 
shift+drag) to drag a link into a frameset and load it as a top-level 
document.  And it could be hard for the user to tell if frames even exist on 
some pages.  So maybe we should actually make loading in the frame the special 
(and thus, requiring the modifier) case?

Matthew, what do you think?  Maybe we've found a use for the suggestion in bug 
Since you filed this bug, Blake, perhaps you could explain what use opening a 
dropped link in a single frame could *ever* have, with modifier or without? I 
can't think of any case where it wouldn't just be annoying, or confusing, or 

4.x for Mac incorrectly shows drop feedback on only the target frame, but still 
replaces the entire frameset with the dropped link.

And no, there are *no* legitimate uses for bug 25742. Ever. :-)

Comment 4

19 years ago
I use it often, when there's (for example) a navigation bar on the left that I 
want to keep, or just whenever I want to keep content on the left side while 
reading something new on the right.
You, sir, are the one percent case. If you want to keep something on the left 
while reading something new on the right, open a new window.

Comment 6

19 years ago
1% this.
Priority: P2 → P4
QA Contact: sairuh → tpreston
I still suggest wontfix.

Comment 8

19 years ago
If you really don't care, then take yourself off the CC for this bug.
I do care. I care about when users will drag an icon into a Navigator window, and 
are confused/annoyed to find that the dragged document has only loaded in part of 
the window just because the previous page happened to be using (possibly 
invisible) frames.

Comment 10

18 years ago
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite


11 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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