New custom fields proposal

Gervase Markham gerv at
Fri Apr 11 07:58:28 UTC 2003

> Can "None" (or a similar word) be a special, reserved selection value?  I'm
> thinking ahead to when I might want to programmatically determine whether a
> particular field has been set by a user yet.  This won't be easy if each
> selection field gets its own notion of what being "unset" is called.

A quick comment - no "reserved words" for localisation reasons.

> According to my proposal, the user would select projects "a" and "b" at the
> top of the page, press the "Show custom fields" button, and be presented
> with all of the custom fields for projects "a" and "b".  At this point the
> situation is the same as your "always show all custom fields in all projects"
> approach, since fields in projects other than "a" and "b" are irrelevant.

I still think this is clunky; I'll think about a better proposal.

> Another option which since occurred to me is to use Javascript.  Include all

As bbaetz says, you need to remember that Bugzilla has a policy of not 
_requiring_ it.


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