User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040922 Epiphany/1.2.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040922 Epiphany/1.2.7 Thunderbird 1.0 mangles the content of the message body when it transfers it to the clipboard or provides it as a selection. It doubles the number of ">" quote prefixes and prefixes them to each line, and inserts an extra newline (with extra quote prefixing) between every "quote level" boundary. The following two excerpts illustrate the problem. The first is the literal text of a message as it appears on the server and via Ctrl-U. The second is the text I get if I copy and paste the message into another application. The ==== boundaries are simply for readability, obviously. I am in the habit of composing my email in an external editor, and this is an exceedingly annoying bug. It has been present since at least Thunderbird 0.6. == This text: ========================================================== ======================================================================== Someone wrote: > I responded: > > Someone wrote: > > > Blah blah blah > > > > Harumph! > > Blah blah blah Ugh... ======================================================================== == Gets mangled into this: ============================================= ======================================================================== Someone wrote: >> I responded: > >>> > Someone wrote: >> >>>> > > Blah blah blah >> >>> > >>> > Harumph! > >> >> Blah blah blah Ugh... ======================================================================== Reproducible: Always
Any word on this? Should I be submitting this somewhere else?
possible dup of bug 114954 ? can't comment further as I don't have linux nor use an external editor. You might follow up with the people over in that bug. If you feel this is a dup then add a comment here and someone can mark it as a dup.
Knock knock? Note that this isn't a dupe of the bug Wayne linked to. I'm the repoter of that one too, and it has a workaround. This one doesn't.
And note that you need neither linux nor an external editor to see the bug. Just copy a message with quoted text and paste into notepad.exe.
I tested this today using the nightly Win32 build from yesterday. I used this for testing : > I responded: > > Someone wrote: > > > Blah blah blah > > > > Harumph! > > Blah blah blah and I cannot duplicate this bug under Windows XP.
I see this when I'm copy a *displayed* message that is text/plain but not format=flowed; TB 1.5b1-0904 and 1.6a1-0904, Seamonkey 1.0-0806. I do not see this when copying from the compose window. Moving to backend.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 222344 ***