twice quoted text line wrapping problem in Mail & News



MailNews Core
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Arif Khokar, Assigned: Jean-Francois Ducarroz)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212

Twice quoted material (quoted text in a message one replies to) is miswrapped. 
The quoting characters are correctly placed ('>>'), but the line lengths
alternate between long and short rather than being of a consistant length.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Post a message spanning multiple lines with a news reader that does not
   support flowed formatting (I used Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1106 under
   Windows 2000 SP3)
2. Reply to that message leaving quoted material from original message using
   Mail & News
3. Reply to your own reply leaving quoted material from the original message
   and the previous reply

Actual Results:  
The original message, as twice quoted, is miswrapped with short lines
interspersed with long lines.

Expected Results:  
Twice quoted text should be wrapped in such a way that line lengths are
relatively uniform.

The line lengths of twice quoted text appear to be properly wrapped when viewing
the message in the preview pane of Mail & News.  The wrapping problem shows up
when composing, viewing message source (with CTRL-U), and/or when viewing the
post in a news reader that doesn't support flowed formatting.

This bug is illustrated in the group "alt.test" under the thread, "Re: Mozilla
line wrapping problem verification (using OE this time)" posted on Februrary 3,
2003 at 6:02 pm EST.

Messages themselves can be viewed under the following message-ids:
<> (original message posted with OE)
<> (reply to original message posted using Mail
                                     & News)
<> (reply to the first reply posted using Mail
                                     & News)

Also of note is that this bug cannot be reproduced if the original message was
posted using a client that supports "format=flowed".  I have only verified this
using Mail & News in group "alt.test" under the thread, "Mozilla line wrapping
problem verification" posted on February 3, 2003.

Message-ids illustrating proper wrapping in this situation are listed below:
<> (original message posted with Mail & News)
<> (reply to original message posted with Mail
                                     & News)
<> (reply to first reply posted with Mail &

One difference I noticed with the formatting between OE's version and Mail &
News' version of the original message is that Mail & News appears to leave a
space character at the end of the last word token in each line, while OE's
version does not.

Comment 1

16 years ago
duplicate submission.  see bug 191838
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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