[RFE] delete quoted lines by depth.



18 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: mozilla.org, Unassigned)



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18 years ago
Feature to delete quoted lines by depth, i.e. delete all the lines prefixed with
two or more ">" characters but keep the lines prefixed with only one ">"


18 years ago
Summary: delete quoted lines by depth. → [RFE] delete quoted lines by depth.

Comment 1

18 years ago
Marking NEW.
Ever confirmed: true
reassign to varada
Assignee: ducarroz → varada
Target Milestone: --- → Future
*** Bug 130506 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


17 years ago
Depends on: 35929

Comment 4

17 years ago
This is entirely independent of bug #35929. That is for the message view pane.
This is for mailnews composition.

Comment 5

17 years ago
Unclear, if they are independant. Depends on the implementation.

Comment 6

17 years ago
And the most "natural" and logical implementation (IMO) is to have  bug 
#35929 hide the quoted text, and then not quote hidden text when 
responding.  Of course that's not the only way it could be implemented 
(and of course it'll be left up to the person writing the code, which won't be 
me), but it's the obvious UI to use.

Comment 7

17 years ago
John: that would be nice, but it also wouldn't be this bug. This bug is "delete
quoted lines by depth" (meaning the lines can be deleted after clicking
"reply"), while that would be "do not include hidden quotes when replying".

There are two problems with relying on the proposed hide-quotes feature to
prevent nested quotes from appearing in replies. One: if the user hits "reply",
works on the reply, and then determines that the most nested material is really
irrelevant to his reply, he would either have to manually delete the quoted
sections (no improvement over current behavior) or close the compose window,
hide the (ir)relevant quotes, and reply again--neither option is particularly
convenient, and I think this sort of situation could come up quite often. Two:
removing the quoted remnants of an ancestor message would require several clicks
(for each quoted fragment).

Comment 8

16 years ago
Perhaps I am misunderstanding this bug, but it seems to me that the poster wants
to be able to hit the reply button and have the compose window appear with only
quotes of x depth appearing. If you have to go and delete the other levels of
quoting, what's the point?

Comment 9

16 years ago
Nope, that's not what it says. It asks for a feature to delete all lines that
start with X number of ">" quote characters.

Comment 10

16 years ago
How is that different than what I was asking? I must be missing something.

Comment 11

16 years ago
Sounded like you were talking about a feature where the reply window appears
with lines above a certain depth already removed. The feature the reporter is
talking about is for the ability to delete all lines above a certain depth after
the window has appeared.

Comment 12

16 years ago
Oh ok. I can't see the utility in that, but that's just me. I came to Bugzilla
to file an enhancement bug requesting that replies popup with only a certain
level of quoting already there. This sounded similar and wanted to check before
filing another.
taking all of varada's bugs.
Assignee: varada → sspitzer

Comment 14

16 years ago
Removing dependency on bug #35929. I believe that the behavior John Moreno 
suggested in commant #6 is covered by bug #141832 (which I'd forgotten about at 
the time, even though I'm the one who submitted it...oops!).
No longer depends on: 35929

Comment 15

15 years ago
*** Bug 187842 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: MailNews → Core
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody

Comment 17

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #11)
> Sounded like you were talking about a feature where the reply window appears
> with lines above a certain depth already removed.

This seems to be Thunderbird bug 278397.
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: esther → composition


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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