show_bug.cgi display layout

Gervase Markham gerv at
Mon Jan 15 17:20:13 UTC 2007

Kevin Benton wrote:
> My suggestion is that we allow certain blocks to 1) 
> be collapsible, and 2) be shiftable - meaning that the sequence can be 
> changed.  For example, some want the comment entry block at the bottom.  
> Some want it below the fields listing.  Some don't want to see certain 
> parts of the bug display (flags for example).  By allowing blocks to be 
> collapsible and shiftable, users can move what they need to see first to 
> the top of a bug.  

My concern about this would be that it would severely restrain our 
ability to make later changes to the underlying template. If a thousand 
people have made and stored particular arrangements, we would have an 
obligation to keep them all working and looking roughly the same. 
There's no way we could do that testing even if we wanted to.


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