Open Bug 179318 Opened 18 years ago Updated 14 years ago

Plain Text Editor has apparent blank lines when inserting text.


(Core :: DOM: Editor, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: Malmberg, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; OpenVMS COMPAQ_AlphaServer_DS10_466_MHz; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021022
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; OpenVMS COMPAQ_AlphaServer_DS10_466_MHz; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021022

When inserting text in the middle of a quoted section, it appears that blank
lines are inserted before and after the inserted section, when they really are not.

This means that the formatting during the compose of plain text message does not
represent how the end user is going to see the results.

Sometimes it is not possible to enter text at the bottom of a quoted section. 
The text appears to be appended to the end of the quoted section.

The quoted sections are not properly wrapped.

This was first observed with:

Mozilla 1.2b

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; OpenVMS COMPAQ_AlphaServer_DS10_466_MHz; en-US; rv:1.2b)

I did not see this problem with Mozilla M1.1

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Reply to a plain text message with several lines of quotes content
2.Place the cursor in the middle of a line and hit the return key to start a new

Actual Results:  
It appears that an additional blank line has been inserted on both sides of the
new blank line.

Expected Results:  
It should have only shown and inserted one blank line for each carriage return

------- Additional Comments From  2002-11-05 11:51 -------
John: This fix definitely didn't introduce that bug, though it may have exposed
it.  Please file a bug to, preferably checking his current
buglist first to see if it's a dup of something he's already working on.

I do not know how to check his current bug list, but I could not find anything
using the Bugzilla search.  I did find many problems that I have been seeing
with the plain text editor listed.  Most of the problems are with the insertion
of characters or lines.
over to editor
Assignee: ducarroz → kin
Component: Composition → Editor: Core
Keywords: mailtrack
Product: MailNews → Browser
QA Contact: esther → sujay
It is working much better now.

It is making the assumption that when you press the enter key to break a quoted
line, that you want to insert a blank line instead of just changing the formatting.

This is usuable, as what you are seeing, is now what you are getting.

To be consistent with the expected behavior of plain-text editors, it should
just insert a line break, and not an additional blank line.

Mozilla 1.3a

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; OpenVMS COMPAQ_AlphaServer_DS10_466_MHz; en-US; rv:1.3a)
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The unexpected behavior of inserting two line breaks instead of one is still

Mozilla 1.7
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; OpenVMS AlphaServer_DS10_617_MHz; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040621
QA Contact: sujay → editor
Assignee: kinmoz → nobody
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