|| ||Johnathan Nightingale <johnath-AT-mozilla.com> |
|| ||Gervase Markham <gerv-AT-mozilla.org> |
|| ||Re: Security fallout of hiding tabs-on-bottom mode |
|| ||Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:21:06 +0800|
|| ||Article, Thread
On Nov 14, 2012, at 10:39 PM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> I believe you. However, at least reading the bugs, what seems to be missing (as far as I can see)
is an analysis of how much the need to preserve the ability to have tabs on top or bottom
complicates the tab strip code or makes it harder to fix or refactor. Have I missed this analysis?
> We have a toolbar customization UI which allows an arbitrary number of toolbars with toolbar
items arranged in any order the user specifies. And I see no plans that we are going to remove
this. (Are there some?) Given that we have this level of designed flexibility, is the ability to
alter toolbar vertical ordering really such a big complexity increase above that?
We've bifurcated this thread in a way that I think is growing unhelpful. Gavin's commenting in the
d.a.f one with a clearer state of the world, and I don't see a lot of value in having two threads
in different newsgroups for this topic. The security concern here is a red herring (or a slippery
slope, take your pick) so if we need to have conversations about how this prospective change
compares to other parts of our UI, let's take it over there. (Though I'm not sure we do, given
Gavin's latest comments on that thread).
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