if refusing the security popup when pasting an email address in the middle of a page, the logo of the new page shows up




Tabbed Browser
13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Pierre-Francois HUGUES, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050206 Firefox/1.0 (Debian package 1.0+dfsg.1-5)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050206 Firefox/1.0 (Debian package 1.0+dfsg.1-5)

Suppose that I have a page loaded on a tab. If i have a mail adress in the
clipboard (ex: pifi@free.fr) and try to paste it in the middle of the web page
(not in a form or so), i receive this security warning :

"You are about to log into the site "free.fr" with the username "pifi" but the
web site does not require authentification. This may be an attempt to trick you.
Is "free.fr" the site you want to visit ? Yes/no

Although this message can be usefull, but a little strange in the case of an
email adress, it's not the bug itself.

If a choose 'No', the "new" page (ex, free.fr) doesn't load, but its eventual
logo shows up in the tab, at the right of my actual webpage.

I choose free.fr because it does have a tab logo image, instead of the classic
white paper sheet image.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put an email adress in the X clipboard. Try foobar@hotmail.com because
hotmail has a logo
2. Click on the middle wheel of the mouse to try to paste the adress on a lambda
webpage (but not in a form, in the very page itself)
3. Click 'No' to the security popup

Actual Results:  
I keep the old web page where I was before pasting, the title remains the same
but the little tab image changed to the new site's one.

Expected Results:  
It should have left the old image tab logo.
You get that behavior because pasting into a tab by default navigates to the
site in the clipboard, and since the email address is in the clipboard, it gives
you the warning.

As for the favicon, this likely has the same root cause as bug 230016.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 230016 ***
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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