Request: allow pasting RFC1738-encoded URLs

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

Core
Event Handling
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enhancement
15 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Tim Smith, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Linux
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

Please allow entering URLs, both into the address bar and via middle-click on the main 
window area, that are in RFC1738 encoding. E.g., <URL:http://whatever>, and handle 
unwrapping wrapped URLs of that form. 
 
If a major browser, such as Firefox, supported this, it might encourage people to start 
actually encoding their URLs that way on Usenet and in email. :-) 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get such an encoded URL on the clipboard 
2. Middle-click in the main window 
3. 
Actual Results:  
It treats it like any other non-URL text 

Expected Results:  
Extract the URL from the pasted text, fix any line wrapping, process the URL.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Stripping line breaks is bug 23485 and should apply even to URLs without <> or
<URL:>.

Comment 2

13 years ago
I'm moving this to Core/Event Handling and changing status to NEW.  The devs
will make the decision to implement this or not.
Assignee: firefox → events
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Event Handling
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: ian
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Assignee: events → nobody
QA Contact: ian → events
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