[Bug 457736] Inline contact editor (and Edit Contact properties dialogue) should support freeform contact tags (single-row simple text input field)

Mark Banner mbanner at mozilla.com
Mon May 18 10:08:49 UTC 2020


On 18/05/2020 10:21, neandr wrote:
>
> :mkmelin  just changed Priority from P2 -->P3 (without any
> explanation, sadly).
>
Generally in Firefox land (I assume Thunderbird is roughly the same), P1
is must-fix this release, P2 is "in the list of things for the next
release (or two), P3 is in the backlog, P5 is unlikely to fix ourselves
but would take a patch. Magnus is probably just changing it to reflect
reality.

> Bug 457736 is 12y old and is around a Category field to be used with
> AddressCard/Addressbook (pl. see for more details there).
>
> This feature was skipped with TB3 !!! due to other priorities, which
> was ok at this time.
> But it should get more attention again after the grateful redesign
> (removing MORK and adding CardDAV).
>
With 12 years of more knowledge, I think there could be better ways to
provide similar functionality without necessarily implementing separate
tags, or at least simplifying the overall existing address book
implementation.

For example, if mailing lists are just a group of people, then all you
need is to make the mailing list functionality work properly and provide
better UI for it. You don't necessarily need tags specifically. Though
you could say it the other way around - implement tags and allow mailing
everyone with a specific tag. At the end of the day, they're both the
same type of thing. You don't have your contacts book on your phone
having mailing lists and tags separately, you just have groups.

Mark


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