format flowed: Replies add space to lines with leading whitespace

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UNCONFIRMED
4 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: trane, Unassigned)

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Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_5) AppleWebKit/537.77.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.1.5 Safari/537.77.4

Steps to reproduce:

Replied to plain text newsgroup message that contains lines with leading whitespace.

Example text:

s    a
     a
=======

s + 4 spaces + a
5  spaces + a
7 = signs


Actual results:

Each subsequent reply prepends a space onto the quoted lines containing whitespace.

First quote:

> s    a
>       a
> =======
> s 4 x spaces a
>   5 x spaces a

Second quote of same content:

>> s    a
>>        a
>> =======
>> s 4 x spaces a
>>    5 x spaces a


Expected results:

Formatting of the existing quote should remain consistent whether lead characters are numeric, alphabetic or whitespace. Indenting should be consistent across character types.
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Comment 1

4 years ago
Further testing would seem to indicate that this is related to format=flowed. Setting that pref to false causes quoting to behave normally.

mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed;false

By default, this pref is true.
Summary: Replies add space to lines with leading whitespace → format flowed: Replies add space to lines with leading whitespace
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