Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Save the bytes of a particular field from all the displaye

From: Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 11:06:44 +0100
Stephen Fisher wrote:
I have committed an initial version of a content listing/saving feature for the HTTP protocol.
First of all, thanks for this - it's a feature long awaited IMO.
I would appreciate if anyone could try it out and give feedback on the implementation and if they can think of a better top-level menu to put it under (View perhaps?).
Basically, the View menu is about *how* things are displayed, and not to display "new" things - so this is not the place to go.

Analyze or Statistics is the place to go - IMO it might better be placed in Analyze as this feature is not really about Statistics. However, both menus have become a bit interchangeable over time.

Some things I've noticed:

- this announcement should have gone to the developer list first (most developer related discussion will go to the users list now)
- the buttons don't have a tooltip (should be easy to add)
- when selecting a row, the packet list should jump to that packet (as other similar dialogs do it) - save fails if the "suggested" filename contains bad characters (e.g. question mark), which often happens. Unfortunately, I don't know a good character encapsulation for this.
- no "Save All" button (to save all files in one rush)
- not mentioned in the User's Guide (that's ok as this feature is currently experimental) - but shall be added *before* the next release
- no "Help" button to point to the none existing User's Guide section ;-)

Anyway, this is a really good start of this topic - now it's about getting it "bullet proof" ;-)

Regards, ULFL