2.18 Goals

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Sat Sep 14 06:38:05 UTC 2002

MattyT wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-09-14 at 03:28, Gervase Markham wrote:
>>Query URLs could start containing IDs instead of names, if that would 
> That's possible, but makes it really hard to roll your own.
>>But I don't know why you want them expunged - they certainly 
>>aren't going away, because they are far too useful for users (bookmarks, 
>>emails etc.)
> The current implementation needs to go away - we need to store IDs in
> the database for stored queries and so on.

But what about bookmarks? Loads of people have bookmarked queries. There 
are two possible solutions:
- don't rename resolutions or statuses on a running Bugzilla.
- allow both IDs and names in query URLs (i.e. names cannot be numeric)

We have to store queries in the database as URLs because people want to 
be able to edit them, and SQL2URL is a very hard problem.

>>That's a bit specific; a lot of installations don't have a URL field at 
>>all. I'd question whether it needs to be part of the default set.
>>This is rather a fine distinction. Can't we find a non-insulting name 
>>which covers both for the default set?
> That's up to an administrator to decide ... these are demonstrating
> possibilities, not the final resolutions, and I don't think they are
> doing a bad job of that.

No, it's the default set. It's up to us to decide what we want the 
default set to be. I anticipate a load of user questions asking the 
difference; how the default set works should be obvious.


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