Firefox is inserting carriage returns into quoted attribute values

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Firefox
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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Gary Cauthon, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9

Firefox is inserting a carriage return inside of quoted attribute values
resulting in various JavaScript/DOM type errors.  For example:

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Mozilla Bug</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form name="test_form">
      <input type="radio" name="test_radio" value="1">
      <span style="cursor: pointer" onClick=
        "test_radio[0].checked=true">option 1</span>
      <br>
      <input type="radio" name="test_radio" value="2">
      <span style="cursor: pointer" onClick=
        "test_radio[1].checked=true">option 2</span>
      <br>
      <input type="radio" name="test_radio" value="3">
      <span style="cursor: pointer" onClick=
        "test_radio[2].checked=true">option 3</span>
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

In this example, firefox is moving the carriage returns between 'onClick='
and the quote and moving it after the quote.  So clicking on the text 
generates an error whereas in previous versions of firefox and in current
versions of IE, it selects the element.  Here is the mangled html generated 
by firefox:

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Mozilla Bug</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form name="test_form">
      <input type="radio" name="test_radio" value="1">
      <span style="cursor: pointer" onClick="
        test_radio[0].checked=true">option 1</span>

      <br>
      <input type="radio" name="test_radio" value="2">
      <span style="cursor: pointer" onClick="
        test_radio[1].checked=true">option 2</span>
      <br>
      <input type="radio" name="test_radio" value="3">
      <span style="cursor: pointer" onClick="
        test_radio[2].checked=true">option 3</span>
    </form>
  </body>

</html>


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an html file with the contents provided in the details.
2. Open the file in firefox.
3. Click on the text of one of the options

Actual Results:  
Javascript error indicating malformed syntax.

Expected Results:  
Selected the appropriate element.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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