Hide 'structured' formatting characters in message view



Message Reader UI
13 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: matt, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: closeme 2010-04-22)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2

A plain-text message containing formatting commands such as words bracketed with
slash "/" or asterisk "*" shows the proper formatting, but does not remove the
formatting characters.  The result is undesirable.  For example, if I type
<asterisk>BOLDFACE<asterisk> in a message, send it to myself, then read it, the
word BOLDFACE will appear boldfaced, but with the asterisks on both sides still
visible.  The formatting characters should disappear in the viewing pane.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.See description above

seen in 0.7.2 and 0.7.3


13 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: formatting characters not hidden in message view pane → Hide 'structured' formatting characters in message view
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Comment 2

12 years ago
This still is a valid bug. I just tested it again on Thunderburd version
1.0.6-1.1.fc4 (20050720), and got same results.

This was the content of my test message:

*boldface words* and /italicized words/ are easy to spot.  _Underlined words_
are often used to denote a title.
Severity: enhancement → normal
OS: Windows XP → All
Version: unspecified → 1.0
QA Contact: front-end
Reporter, does the issue still occur with the latest supported 2.0.0.x / Shredder trunk nightlies?

(1.5.0.x is now end-of-life and the latest supported Thunderbird version 2 is
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-28

Comment 4

9 years ago
This error still occurs in  The formatting occurs, but the characters that trigger the formatting still appear, as well. as in my previous note (2005-09-27).
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Keywords: qawanted
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-28

Comment 5

8 years ago
This is not an error afaik. is there an rfc standard which indicates they should be hidden?

see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Viewing_Headers#Enhanced_plain_text_features
Component: Mail Window Front End → Message Reader UI
Keywords: qawanted
QA Contact: front-end → message-reader
Whiteboard: closeme 2010-04-22
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE per lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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