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Re: [whatwg] Meta "bugreport" proposal

From: Nicolas Froidure <froidure_nicolas@yahoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:06:23 +0100
Message-ID: <5090F81F.6010303@yahoo.fr>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 31/10/2012 10:55, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2012-10-31 10:21, Nicolas Froidure wrote:
>>              Hi,
>>
>>      I think we need a specification to allow users to report websites
>> bugs from their browser. That's why i think it could be usefull to add a
>> meta markup like this :
>> <meta name="bugreport" content="(uri)" />
>
> <link>, not <meta>.
Indeed it seems better
>
>> The uri could be :
>> - mailto: to send a report by mail (ex: mailto:webmaster@example.org)
>> - http: to send the bug report a a simple HTTP POST request (ex:
>> http://example.org/bugreport).
>> - bug: something more customizable to allow webmasters to fit bug
>> reports with their systems (ex:
>> bug:http?uri=/bug.dat&method=POST&captcha=/captcha.jpg )
>
> What's the use case for this? Do you want to automate bug submission? 
> What for?
The main advantage of bug submissions inside the browser is the ability 
to retrieve a lot of informations automatically that you can't get 
inside a web page context. By exemple, in the extension :
- a screenshot of the page
- the content of the javascript error console
- the uri, the window size, the user agent

All technical datas a normal user don't know.

The main reason is to get a better web by catching better feedback.
>
>> ...
>
> Best regards, Julian
>
>
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