Bug 77094 - RFE: Read-only fields should be text, not drop-down boxes (?)
RFE: Read-only fields should be text, not drop-down boxes (?)
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: PnT DevOps Devs
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-31 21:42 EST by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2013-06-23 23:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-08-18 17:46:51 EDT
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2002-10-31 21:42:52 EST
In old Bugzilla, fields that one is not permitted to modify were displayed as
text instead of drop-down boxes. In the new Bugzilla, all fields are drop boxes
and the only way to see whether the field is read-only or not, is to try
modifying it and to see whether post_bug.cgi will rehect or accept.

The only advantage of the new behavior is not having to login first before
modifying non-publically-modifiable fields (e.g, you can modify them first,
click "Commit" and have process_bug.cgi prompt for the login info). IMHO the old
behavior is better.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2002-11-20 11:42:03 EST
This is understandable. This is the way the current upstream bugzilla handles it
so I am changing this to a RFE. This should be done easily enough in the
templates now. I will look into this for post release.
Comment 2 David Lawrence 2002-12-02 00:56:46 EST
Just a note that I will fix this but will wait til after new bugzilla goes into
Comment 3 David Lawrence 2006-04-08 14:12:38 EDT
Red Hat's current Bugzilla version is 2.18. I am moving all older open bugs to
this version. Any bugs against the older versions will need to be verified that
they are still bugs. This will help me also to sort them better.
Comment 4 David Lawrence 2008-08-18 17:46:51 EDT
The new version 3.2 of Bugzilla will show the field as text only if the user cannot edit it.

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