Closed Bug 90153 Opened 21 years ago Closed 7 years ago
Offline: need zone-based mode
Coming from Bug 87717 I was told to open a new bug for this, so here it is: Being in Offline mode, you cannot reach http://localhost/ because of Bug 87717. But even if this bug will be fixed there is no way to reach other offline sites (i.e. ones that are offline-available permanently either due to the presence of an offline webserver or an intranet). For those who ask themselves which URLs - apart from http://localhost/ - these should be, please note that you can define almost any name to be made an offline webserver's address (using virtual domains); the computer's name as another way to reach 127.0.0.1 is just one possibility. Now I think there is a need for being able to make a list of sites (i.e. URLs) that are permanently available and thus can be displayed/browsed even in Offline mode. One of the main reasons why I need this is that I have defined my (Mozilla browser-) Home Page as one of this kind of URLs and see this damn dialogue telling me I'm in Offline mode much too often when I start Mozilla... I'm not so much involved in the Mozilla project that I could really suggest a proper place where to put this list, but maybe prefs.js would be a good idea?
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
We need some kind of "zone manager", this has been needed to make a bunch of RFE's or bugs work, enough so I can't remember. I've finally created bug 169106 to address this.
Depends on: 169106
moving neeti's futured bugs for triaging.
Assignee: neeti → new-network-bugs
Summary: [RFE] Need Offline mode zone of sites → Need Offline mode zone of sites
At introduction of this feature there will probably be only a few, very simple zones - perhaps Trusted, Internet and Restricted, to steal directly from the origin of zones. However it's worth considering, eventually, a more elaborate set. User-defined is probably going too far, but instead of Internet there might be "Reference" and "News" - Reference being for sites that don't change much (always try to load from cache - check website only as last resort), News for sites that change constantly (never bother with the cache). This dynamic would give Mozilla an edge no other browser can offer.
Summary: Need Offline mode zone of sites → Offline: need zone-based mode
we did add access to localhost during offline.. beyond that WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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