lose HTML formatting when paste HTML into Mail.app from firefox but can paste HTML from Safari

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: jonathan.payne, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

Below is a "table" of what works and what doesn't work. You can paste the data
no matter what, but on certain configurations support retaining the HTML
formatting when you paste.

Safari to Mail.app HTML pasting works fine.
Firefox to Thunderbird HTML pasting works fine.
Firefox to Mail.app HTML pasting loses the formatting.
Safari to Thunderbird HTML pasting loses the formatting.

Clearly Mail.app and Firefox have the ability to cut+paste HTML so I assume the
problem is in how Firefox presents the clipboard to Mail.app. Mail.app doesn't
realize that the clipboard has HTML in it perhaps?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use firefox to select and copy some HTML to the clipboard
2. Compose a new message in Mail.app and paste.
Actual Results:  
The text is not pasted as HTML but rather as plain text. Also notice that the
Paste as HTML menu item (under Edit) is not highlighted.

Expected Results:  
Paste as HTML should be highlighted and by default HTML should be pasted into
the Mail.app message rather than plain text.
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Comment 1

14 years ago
> Below is a "table" of what works and what doesn't work. You can paste the data
> no matter what, but on certain configurations support retaining the HTML
> formatting when you paste.

Shoot - I meant to say "but ONLY certain configurations" ...
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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Comment 4

13 years ago
Um - that kinda sucks. I will probably have to switch to Safari. Not being able
to cut+paste HTML between browser and the native Mail application is a big
problem. And it's probably a fairly simple drag+drop negotiation fix ...
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