Firefox Pre-Preview Release Available for Testing
Saturday September 11th, 2004
Asa Dotzler writes "We took one more important change into the builds last night, moving from a blacklist to a whitelist for external protocol handlers, so today's builds are the new candidate 1.0PR builds. If all goes well with these builds, they'll become the official Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds on Tuesday morning. Please help us test these bits and if you find any major regressions, please file bugs and nominate those as PR blockers with the bug flag "blocking-aviary1.0PR?" so that the Aviary team will see.
Note that this is not the final 1.0 Preview Release. That will happen on Tuesday if all goes well with the testing of these candidate builds. We appreciate any and all help testing the candidates and strongly encourage you to report any problems. Only you can prevent buggy releases ;-)"
#96 popup blocker notification bar woes
Monday September 13th, 2004 2:55 PM
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I stumbled over a page that tried to open a popup. Firefox 1.0PR informed me with a nice message in a nice bar that this popup was blocked and allowed me to change the settings or to "Show %url%". I don't trust the site enough to allow popups always but I was curious to see this particular popup - and discovered that I got a second entry in the list that said "Show %url%" (needless to say that this list was growing when I retried)
I'm not sure about the intentions but I understood "Show xxx" in a way that I will get to see the offending popup so I might consider to put this site in the whitelist.
It's the same with installation - I don't want to put every site into a whitelist - I would like to be informed that this site did try to install something and I want to be able to allow this just once without the need to allow the page (apart from the fact that it would be nice to have a "retry" option instead of "nah, this site isn't allowed to install something, try the link again" behaviour - it would be nice if it looks more like the popup dialogue (including the list) without the drawback that I actually have to chnage the settings before I retry it).
If this is not the right place for such comments, please inform me where to ask - thanks. aba