hyphens (single quotes) in bookmarks replaced by char-string




Bookmarks & History
14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: S.Green, Assigned: Pierre Chanial)


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(8 attachments)



14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040709 Firefox/0.9.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040709 Firefox/0.9.0+

In some undetermined situation, hyphens (single-quotes) in bookmark strings are
replaced with some other character-string such as ' and '.  See
attached screen prints.

Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  can't reproduce on demand, but it's beens happening for the last 2 - 3 rlses

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 153094 [details]
sample1 showing hyphen (') replaced

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 153095 [details]
sample2 showing hyphen (') replaced

Comment 3

14 years ago
Created attachment 153096 [details]
sample3 showing hyphen (') replaced

Comment 4

14 years ago
Created attachment 154822 [details]
Pblm also showing up in e-mails!

In this screen print the single-quote is replaced by string #039; in an email
received.   (previous references to the "hyphen" are incorrect -- I meant the

Comment 5

14 years ago
Created attachment 155833 [details]
More Pbms -1

Comment 6

14 years ago
Created attachment 155834 [details]
More Pbms2

Comment 7

14 years ago
Created attachment 155835 [details]
More Pbms3

Search shows 38 more problems in my bookmarks (everywhere there is a
single-quote mark) -- this always happens after a new install.	

This is the third time in a month I've sent info on this bug.  I would sure
like to get it fixed -- AT LEAST GET IT ACKNOWLEDGED!

Comment 8

14 years ago
Created attachment 155836 [details]
More Pbms3 - reuploaded

Comment 9

14 years ago
(I hope bugzilla doesn't mess up my & amps; and & # 39; (spacing mine) below)

I have also noticed this problem with entities showing up instead of quotes in
my bookmarks.

It started/happened some weeks ago, when I installed a new nightly.Suddenly some
of my bookmarks had ' in them instead of a normal quote. Didn't notice it
right away so not sure when this (started) happened(happening).

My bookmark for www.ars-technica.com was one, a bookmark for www.tvmag.com was

Searching my bookmarks for the string "39" actually shows a whole list of them,
it looks like one of the nightlies messed up my bookmark file.

Something to note: my bookmarks.html actually contains

    Ars Technica: The PC enthusiast's resource

i.e. it is as if some firefox update converted the ampersand in ' to &
in bookmarks.html, causing the firefox to no longer recognise it as ' .

Was there some kind of bookmarks.html upgrade thing some time ago that blindly
replaced &'s with &amps; without checking whether they were already part of an

A work-around is to edit the bookmarks.html and do a global search&replace, but
without knowing where this problem came from, it may still be there or be back...
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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