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Inconsistent Formating - Email



MailNews Core
15 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Rafe, Assigned: Jean-Francois Ducarroz)


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15 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020721
BuildID:    200272104

This bug exists in the Win32 client, and has been replicated under both Windows
XP and Windows 2000.

When replying to email messages, the quoted text always appears in monospace
fonts (unwanted, but not lethal).  However, when editing reply text, attempting
to delete leading empty lines (ie: quoted blank lines above quoted text) results
in the deletion of the end characters of that quotation block.

Similarly, text, when entered at the .sig of any email composition (which also
always appears as monospace text, regardless of whether fixed- or variable-width
text is specified in the composition preferences), appears in the monospace
font, rather than the specified variable-width one specified in the preferences.

Font inconsistency is less of a concern than the difficulty encountered with
formatting in and around quoted text.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reply to an email (using either the Reply button or Ctrl-R).  Quoting should
be set to "Inline" - it makes no difference if "Start Reply Above" or "Start
Reply Below" quoted text is selected.
2. Place cursor at the first character of the quoted text
3. Hit the Backspace key

Actual Results:   The last character of the quoted text will be deleted.

Expected Results:  The character or line before the quoted text should be deleted.

[user]@[domain] wrote:

In reference to your comment:
Yakkity yakkity yak yak yak.
So there.

Placing the cursor before the "I" should delete the blank line between it and
the [user]@[domain] line.  In actuality, it deletes the period after "there"

Comment 1

15 years ago
Rafe, is this bug still an issue for you?  Have you upgraded to a more current 
version of Mozilla (1.3 or 1.4)?  I am not seeing the problem about delete 
affecting characters at the end of the quoted section, whether the message being 
replied to is itself HTML or plain text.

Also, replying to an HTML message yields a quoted text in the appropriate font; 
and, I believe that it is now possible to have an HTML-based .sig.

Comment 2

14 years ago
=>WFM, no response from reporter.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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