<This is probably a known bug, but Akkana didn't know of a bug report for it, and I can't find one. So, I'm writing it up. CC:ing Montse, in the event that a tester in International may already have a pre-existing bug report detailing this issue, since they're more likely to be using entities.> * TITLE/SUMMARY Entities/numeric character refs not correctly copied to clipboard (’, —, etc) * STEPS TO REPRODUCE 0) Launch Apprunner 1) Copy a slew of the entities from http://www.htmlstylehouse.com/charactr.htm (or numeric character references like — or ’.) 2) View the Clipboard (or paste the Clipboard content to a text editor) * RESULT - What happened Virtually none of the entities are correctly copied to the Clipboard; instead, other characters appear, instead. e.g. the directional apostraphe (’) appears as a comma, etc. - What was expected Characters that can be successfully copied to the system Clipboard from within IE or Navigator 4.x should also be copyable from within Mozilla. * REGRESSION - Occurs On Mac OS Apprunner (19990808 optimized build) Win32 Apprunner (19990808 optimized build [NT 4, Service Pack 3]) - Can't Reproduce On Linux Apprunner (1999082316 [busted] build date; probably this morning's build.) Copy doesn't function. * CONFIGURATIONS TESTED - [Mac] Beige Power Mac G3 (266 MHz PowerPC 750), 96 MB RAM (VM on; 1 MB of VM used), 1024x768 (Thousands of Colors), Mac OS 8.6 - [Win32] Vectra VL (233 MHz P2), 96 MB RAM, 800x600 (True Color), NT 4.0 SP3. - [Linux] Vectra VL (266 MHz P2), 96 MB RAM. Red Hat Linux 6.0 (GNOME).
[QA Assigning to self; Sujay, in the unlikely event that you have a burning inclination to be the QA Assigned on this bug report, please feel free to pick it up.]
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Depends on: 8865
Target Milestone: M15
Accepting bug ... but this depends on a more general entity encoding problem, discussed in 8865.
Changing Component to Output.
This is fixed in most cases, but nsHTMLToTXTSinkStream still needs to be changed to use the nsISaveAsCharset interface, so I'm leaving this bug open until that happens.
*** Bug 6748 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bulk move of all "Output" component bugs to new "DOM to Test Conversion" component. Output will be deleted as a component.
moving to future milestone
Assignee: akkana → beppe
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
moving back to previous owner
Assignee: beppe → akkana
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Marking this as a dup of 40350, since I think they're the same issue. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 40350 ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
updating QA contact, eli is gone. akk or sujay, could you verify this please? Thanks!
QA Contact: elig → sujay
verified in 9/29 build.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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