Naming URL bar variables and resources

Margaret Leibovic margaret.leibovic at gmail.com
Wed May 29 11:33:44 PDT 2013


I went with UrlBar because that was consistent with how we were already
using it (where we were using it).

Margaret


On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Sriram Ramasubramanian <
sramasubramanian at mozilla.com> wrote:

> Are we going with "URLBar" or "UrlBar" convention? (Sorry java, there
> needs to be some exceptions in your camelCase!)
>
> - Sriram.
>
> On May 28, 2013, at 7:03 PM, Margaret Leibovic <
> margaret.leibovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The "Awesome Screen" as we currently know it is going away. You can see
> mockups in bug 862793, but the basic idea is that tapping on the URL bar
> will always open about:home, which will have a lot of the list
> functionality from the current awesome screen (plus more!). Since
> about:home is becoming more than just a basic start page, maybe we can
> brand it with some "Awesome" name. We definitely will want to come up with
> a good way to describe this change to users as it makes its way towards
> release, but that's still a ways away :)
>
> Margaret
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Chris Peterson <cpeterson at mozilla.com>wrote:
>
>>  Is the "Awesome Screen" still a thing?
>>
>> chris
>>
>>
>>
>> On 5/28/13 9:09 AM, Margaret Leibovic wrote:
>>
>>  Hi all,
>>
>> I just landed a change on fig to consolidate the naming of URL bar things
>> in our code [1].
>>
>> Currently on mozilla-central, we use the terms
>> AwesomeBar/AddressBar/UrlBar somewhat randomly, but we're taking advantage
>> of the about:home rewrite to clean things up. In informal discussion we
>> decided that "URL bar" is the best term for variables, since "awesome bar"
>> and "address bar" are more appropriate as user-facing terms.
>>
>>  So, in the future, use "URL bar" in your code.
>>
>>  I also filed a separate bug [2] to kill off AwesomeBar/AwesomeBarTabs,
>> since they're not used in our new BrowserToolbar/HomePager architecture.
>> Once those classes and their related files go away, we shouldn't have any
>> reference to anything "Awesome" in our code.
>>
>>  Best,
>> Margaret
>>
>> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=871645
>> [2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=876712
>>
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