User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 When copying from View Message Source, then pasting into a text editor, blank lines sometimes get inserted, even though they don't show on the View Message Source screen. A strange sensitivity to a certain pattern of ampersands causes this to happen. I discovered the problem after in-line LaTeX files sent to me, which I copied from the Message Source, were occasionally corrupted. My expectation was that the Message Source would be the raw unformatted POP3 feed coming into mailer, which is not quite the case due to this problem. I found a simple test case that reproduces the problem. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Email to yourself a plain-text message with several dozen lines, each containing exactly three ampersands and no spaces: &&& &&& &&& &&& &&& etc. 2. When the message is received, View Message Source, and select and copy these lines from the message source. (They look normal at this point.) 3. Paste the lines into vi, Notepad, etc. Actual Results: When pasted, a spurious blank line will be inserted in the text editor between lines 4 and 5, then between 10 and 11, 16 and 17, etc. repeating every 6 lines. Expected Results: The lines should paste contiguously, with no spurious blank lines inserted.
I don't think this is mail-specific, I just found the problem in regular View Source. It does seem to happen after patterns, though. I noticed it on a Bugzilla entry. Look for the section of HTML where the CC's are listed. Copy and paste this section and you'll see extra an extra blank line for each six <option>s If you cut and paste other sections, you'll see the same pattern, but not for every six lines, for every six like /elements/ (try cutting the component section instead). This is very strange.
Assignee: sspitzer → doron
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Mail Window Front End → ViewSource
Ever confirmed: true
Product: MailNews → Browser
QA Contact: esther → pmac
Summary: Copy/Paste from View Message Source inserts spurious blank lines → Copy/Paste from View (Message) Source inserts spurious blank lines
Component: ViewSource → Accessibility APIs
Sorry for the multiple changes... darn bug 165836...
Component: Accessibility APIs → ViewSource
DUP of Bug 198391?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 198391 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Component: View Source → View Source
Product: SeaMonkey → Core Graveyard
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