Bug 417551 - Need Dev Input

Bill Barry after.fallout at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 18:42:27 UTC 2008

2 sounds best to me; occasionally this list is useful when I am writing 
scripts (and when that happens the column names are helpful), but I 
don't think they are a good thing most of the time.

Tosh, Michael J wrote:
> Need opinions on this bug 417551 - CSV headers should be the field 
> description, not the field name
> _https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=417551_
> As a Spreadsheet output format, the default template for 
> list/list.csv.tmpl uses the database column names, which even for the 
> default Bugzilla install, and most likely all Bugzilla's out there, 
> doesn't match the adapted field descriptions.  Max & Frédéric 
> suggested I ask developers@ for a preference.
> We have 4 options:
> 1) Leave it.  (if people reading the csv output don't know what 
> short_desc or short_short_desc is, oh well.)
> 2) Append a param to the string, &machine=1, to revert to the column 
> names, otherwise display the descriptions
> 3) Append a param to the string, &spreadsheet=1, to provide pretty 
> column descriptions, otherwise display the column names.  This 
> requires a change to list/list.html.tmpl as well as list/list.csv.tmpl.
> 4) Change it to descriptions only.  If an install needs the column 
> headers, they can change their own list.csv.tmpl.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Tosh
> Michael J Tosh
> Lockheed Martin, TSS
> WJHTC Bldg 316 2nd Fl S074, x5-5831
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