When marking a duplicate of another bug, confirmation should be displayed before commit




User Interface
17 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: Christopher Aillon (sabbatical, not receiving bugmail), Assigned: myk)



When marking bugs dupes of one another, it is very easy to accidentally type in
the wrong number in the dupe field.  (I've done it and seen it done countless
times as well).

True, I should be more careful, but it would be great if instead of processing
the dupe right away, would load a page asking for confirmation of the duplicate
marking.  This way you would see if the bug you are marking a dupe is really the
bug you want.  For example the page could say:

    You are marking this bug a duplicate of
      Bug 123456
      When marking a duplicate of another bug, confirmation should be
      displayed before commit.

    Proceed?    [ YES ]   [ NO, GO BACK TO BUG 9876543 ]
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.16
The basic functionality for this is implemented in my patch for bug 96085.  I
suppose this should probably have a user pref and an item on the parameter page
associated with it since I doubt everyone wants this enabled by default. 

Taking bug.  I'll start on this after final review of the patch on 96085.
Assignee: justdave → caillon
Moving to new product Bugzilla...
Component: Bugzilla → User Interface
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
Version: Bugzilla 2.13 → 2.13
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.16 → Bugzilla 2.18

Comment 4

16 years ago
This might go nicely with Bug 40896.
Seeing a preview of any additional comments (or maybe even any changes) you've
added to a bug would hopefully allow you to see if things are right in the case
of marking duplicates (for example, by getting the title tip for the link to the
bug you're duplicating against and making sure the summary is what you expect).
Just something to consider for dependency purposes.
Sigh.  No time to work on this anymore...  ->Default owner.
Assignee: caillon → myk
The User Interface component now belongs to Gerv.  Reassigning all UNCONFIRMED
and NEW (but not ASSIGNED) bugs currently owned by Myk (the previous component
owner) to Gerv.
Assignee: myk → gerv
Reassigning back to Myk.  That stuff about Gerv taking over the User Interface
component turned out to be short-lived.  Please pardon our confusion, and I'm
very sorry about the spam.
Assignee: gerv → myk


15 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Enhancements which don't currently have patches on them which are targetted at
2.18 are being retargetted to 2.20 because we're about to freeze for 2.18. 
Consideration will be taken for moving items back to 2.18 on a case-by-case
basis (but is unlikely for enhancements)
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.18 → Bugzilla 2.20
Bugzilla 2.20 feature set is now frozen as of 15 Sept 2004.  Anything flagged
enhancement that hasn't already landed is being pushed out.  If this bug is
otherwise ready to land, we'll handle it on a case-by-case basis, please set the
blocking2.20 flag to '?' if you think it qualifies.
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.20 → Bugzilla 2.22

Comment 10

13 years ago
It would be worth making an XMLHttpRequest to Bugzilla for the summary of the
duplicate bug and displaying it next to the duplicate bug # field, but it's not
worth forcing everyone to confirm duplication when users get it right most of
the time and the cost of getting it wrong is minimal (simply reopening the bug
and marking it duplicate again; ultimately this should just be marking it
duplicate again).
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX


13 years ago
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.22 → ---
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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