Fwd: REST APIs, and Tags

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Feb 10 17:12:57 UTC 2010

On 10/02/10 15:21, Benjamin Smedberg wrote:
> Labels are not simple text tags, then can have two-part values, for
> example:
> Type-Defect
> Type-Enhancement
> Type-Task

I think that's interesting, although using a hyphen seems nasty :-/ I'd
personally prefer a colon, and that fits with QuickSearch syntax. I
guess we'd have to see how much we wanted to be compatible with their

> * allow "normal" users to publicly organize bugs. I think that at
> bugzilla.mozilla.org at least, we'd want to restrict the organization of
> some labels (the core ones) to project administrators (perhaps whoever
> has editkeywords now). But anyone with editbugs would be able to create
> their own taxonomy, for example I'd like to create a multi-state label:
> Lorentz-nominated
> Lorentz-notblocking
> Lorentz-blockingalpha
> Lorentz-blockingbeta
> Frankly #1 doesn't seem that important. I wonder if, in the UI, we could
> just allow each user to claim labelspace based on some
> username/loginname, e.g. I could claim bsmedberg-* labelspace as my
> personal area, and those labels 1) wouldn't appear in the UI by default
> 2) only I could set those labels.

The other alternative is just to have two fields - public and private.
That avoids the ugly prefixes. If you specifically requested a list of
"all labels on a bug" it would show you them, grouped by the user who
set them.

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