Extra carriage return added when enter is pressed

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla1.0.1



17 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: iain, Assigned: mozeditor)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: fixinhand; patch in 83378)



17 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.9+)
BuildID:    2002040708

Reply to a mail message (PlainText).  Put the caret at the start of a line that
has been quoted and press 'Enter'.  Two carriage returns occur, one of which has
very wierd behaviour.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reply to a mail message that has more then one line (Plaintext composition)
and insert a blank line in the reply.  You should see something like this:
> Quoted line 1

> Quoted line 3 (after a blank line)
> Quoted line 4

2. Move the caret to the start of line 3 (press 'Home'), then press 'Enter'. 
You will see something like this:
> Quoted line 1

> Quoted line 3 (after blank line)
> Quoted line 4

3. Leaving the caret where it is, press 'Backspace' twice.  The first new line
is deleted, but the second one is not.  Pressing 'Backspace' again deletes the
second new line and the last character of the previous line.

Actual Results:  (see above)

Expected Results:  Starting off with something like this:
> Quoted line 1

> Quoted line 3 (after a blank line)
> Quoted line 4

Moving the caret to the start of line 3 and pressing 'Enter' should add only 1
new line which can then be deleted by pressing 'Backspace'.  It should look like
> Quoted line 1

> Quoted line 3 (after a blank line)
> Quoted line 4

A similar problem occurs when the caret starts off at the end of a line, except
that after pressing 'Enter', the caret ends up on the first new blank line.

Comment 1

17 years ago
Using the following preferences:
Use this font when displaying text messages - Fixed width
Style - Regular, Regular
Wrap text to fit window width - On
Display emoticons - On

Forward messages - Inline
Automatically quote the original... - On
Then - Start my reply below the quoted text

For messages that contain 8-bit... - Off
Character coding - Western (ISO-8859-1)

Send format - Convert the message to plain text
reassign to editir
Assignee: ducarroz → kin
Component: Composition → Editor: Core
Keywords: mailtrack
Product: MailNews → Browser
QA Contact: esther → sujay

Comment 3

17 years ago
Akkana, Joe tells me you are working on a patch that will do away with the 
internal span/pre in plaintext emails to fix some wrapping problems? That is 
everything will just be text in the content tree.

That should fix this too no?
Assignee: kin → jfrancis

Comment 4

17 years ago
The bug I'm working on (bug 134439) introduces a new non-wysiwyg "wrap to window
width instead of real output width" mode as a temporary measure (on by default)
until we can fix all the plaintext editing bugs.

It would be a real shame if we decided that our editor just isn't capable of
doing wysiwyg plaintext mail editing and never will be ...  Personally I'm
hoping that the new mode is temporary and that the various bugs on plaintext
editing will still stay open (and some day be fixed) even though the new mode
will make them not visible by default.

Comment 5

17 years ago
Ya, Akkana is right.  I do not intend to close these bugs.  I'd still like to get 
the other plaintext modes working.  (Even if I don't really like them myself.)

Comment 6

17 years ago
Most or all of this should be fixed by the patch in 83378
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: fixinhand; patch in 83378


17 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0.1

Comment 7

17 years ago
83378 has landed on trunk
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
vrfy'd fixed with 2003.04.10 comm bits (plaintext reply).
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