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Re: Bite-sized bug with nice payoff (shorten long URLs).


On Wed Sep 09 20:20:10 +0100 2009 Karl Fogel wrote:
> James Westby <jw+debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > jml did something I think is very useful with bug 369273, actually
> > explain how to fix this "trivial" bug. That makes trivial very useful
> > for those starting out as well as for a list for LP developers with 10
> > minutes to spare (which doesn't seem to lead to many fixes in most
> > projects I know).
> Absolutely -- that's something we should all try to do.  Note that
> Jonathan Lange (hmmm, same person, mere coincidence?) has already done
> that with the bug I posted about, see
>   https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/malone/+bug/325982/comments/2
> I think (hope) that for someone who more or less knows javascript, his
> explanation is sufficient.  Does it seem so to you?

Well, the steps in the bug I posted were something that even I could follow.

In truth though I neglected to read the log of the bug you posted and
thought "One way to do this would be to use javascript to doctor the
location after the page has loaded" were the only steps suggested in
the bug. Apologies for not reading it more thoroughly.

Instead consider my mail support for doing what you are already doing
and a plea for more projects to do this :-)



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