Saw this on Linux and Mac builds 1999-12-07-08 M12 Steps to reproduce: 1)Launch Seamonkey and login to Mail via Tasks-->Mail 2)Compose a message to yourself, but enclose a few of the words on one line in asterisks for example: This is *a simple test* of this case. 3)Send the message, then view it on a seamonkey Mail client.(Or on Netscape 4.7 mail) Actual results: Text enclosed in asterisks is bolded. Expected results: Expect same behavior as Netscape 4.7, where everything shows as normal text. Notes: Does not occur to text surrounded by asterisks if there is a hard carriage return between the asterisks. However, if you type an asterisk, and as you type more text it wraps to the next line in mail compose,& another asterisk is typed, all enclosed text will be bolded. Putting asterisks around text in Composer does not insert HTML tags for bolding text. It seems to only be put there by Mail Compose.
Is this in plain text? I think this is expected behavior due to bug: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16507 email@example.com - is there a way to turn this pref off?
Assignee: ducarroz → mozilla
Summary: Asterisks around words cause enclosed word to be seen in BOLD print → Add prefs for text formatting
Chaning Summary from "Asterisks around words cause enclosed word to be seen in BOLD print" to add prefs for text formatting. Scalkins: It is tradition to emphazies word / pharses with stars. See bug #16507. lchiang: thanks for notice. No, we don't have prefs yet, the callers must add them. I'll take a look at prefs.
Scalkins: do you have a case, where you don't want this formatting (I guess so)?
My concern with it was that if you have an asterisk in two different places of your text (to denote a "Footnote" maybe?)and the text was wrapped in mail compose between them, all text between these asterisks may be bolded (Paragraphs worth maybe). Also Composer does not but these tags there for asterisks around words,
To clarify a bit more: What I meant was, if I type in mail compose the following sentence: This is a *very long sentence which runs on and on and wraps and wraps to the *next line again and again All the text between the two asterisks in the sentence above are bolded because of this bug.
scalkins, should not be changed with todays build. "We're searching for the following pattern: LT_DELIMITER - "*" - ALPHA - [ some text (maybe more "*"-pairs) - ALPHA ] "*" - LT_DELIMITER. <strong> is only inserted, if existance of a pair could be verified We use the first opening/closing tag, if we can choose" (<http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/netwerk/streamconv/converters/mozTXTToHTMLConv.cpp#522>) The scope depends on the caller: the pattern must match for the string passed to ScanHTML/-TXT.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 21649 ***
Shouldn't the other bug (which is filed later) be made a duplicate of this one? :-)
Lisa, I guess, you know, why it is that way :-).
verified as duplicate.
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