[webkit-dev] What is Alias on Bugzilla?

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Wed Mar 2 06:23:26 PST 2011

On Mar 2, 2011, at 2:33 AM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:

> I just realized that there's a new field labelled Alias on https://bugs.webkit.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=WebKit
> Why is this field added and what should I put in this field?

The Alias field allows a bug to be referred to by something other than its numeric ID. For instance, if you put "BestBugEver" in the Alias field for a hypothetical bug 99999, you can refer to the bug as either <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99999> or <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=BestBugEver>.

The Alias field was added to allow easier tracking of security bugs that have identifiers in other security bug databases.

You don't need to add anything to the Alias field for most bugs.


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