Technology requirements in browsers
vladd at bugzilla.org
Wed Mar 1 20:05:24 UTC 2006
Functionality (basic) should be available to Lynx users.
improvements (we already have such improvements for non-Lynx users:
images, for example).
Luis Villa wrote:
> On 3/1/06, Benton, Kevin <kevin.benton at amd.com> wrote:
>> I'm wondering what others are feeling about this:
>> At what point do we decide to stop supporting browsers that don't have
>> like a radical idea. From my perspective, I've begun shifting my focus
>> somewhat from trying to support every browser out there to recognizing that
>> we don't necessarily have to support the oldest technology in our newest
>> versions. While I think it's fair to say we ought to be able to support at
>> least 98% of the users (not 98% of the browsers) out there; I think that we
>> could do a lot better by not allowing ourselves to get tied to very old
>> technology as we move forward. I think that at some point, it makes sense
>> to say that we won't support "advanced" Bugzilla features in very old
>> not to say that we should allow VOT browsers to file and update bugs, but I
>> think it's fair to say that we could do a lot more to make Bugzilla 1) look
>> prettier, and 2) work more intuitively for users if we can say bye-bye to
>> some of the self-imposed limitations. NeoOffice Bugzilla
>> (http://bugzilla.neooffice.org) is a perfect example from their main page.
>> drop-downs. News that automatically rotates every n seconds would also be
>> something that would require advanced browser features. Quick stats could
>> easily be reworked slightly to handle multiple products on mouseover, etc.
>> I'm just thinking out loud and wondering what direction the rest of the
>> group thinks we ought to take based on these items.
> is never good for a serious development tool.
> (2) That said, you can do a *lot* of useful stuff in jscript and CSS,
> and I think we should. I once hacked up a dynamically sortable buglist
> that was quite nice, for example, and judicious use of ajax-y
> techniques could greatly improve the usability of the search forms.
> Remember that the target audience for bugzilla is primarily
> developers, not the general public*, and developers are usually more
> willing and able to move to newer browsers more quickly. We shouldn't
> shy away from newer tech if it'll make the tool markedly better and
> won't kill too many browsers.
> * no matter how easy you make the bug submission page :)
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