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 ">"
Summary: delete quoted lines by depth. → [RFE] delete quoted lines by depth.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
reassign to varada
Assignee: ducarroz → varada
Target Milestone: --- → Future
*** Bug 130506 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is entirely independent of bug #35929. That is for the message view pane. This is for mailnews composition.
Unclear, if they are independant. Depends on the implementation.
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.
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).
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?
Nope, that's not what it says. It asks for a feature to delete all lines that start with X number of ">" quote characters.
How is that different than what I was asking? I must be missing something.
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.
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
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
*** Bug 187842 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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
(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
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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