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Support cite attribute of blockquote

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P3
enhancement
19 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: BenB, Unassigned)

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Bug Flags:
wanted1.9.2 ?

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(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
Easy, but how?

That way:
<example>
Somebody Else wrote:
<mid:1234@example.com>
> bla
</example>
?
I don't think, we can add the URL to the "wrote:" line, because the linebreak is
already written, when blockquote is processed.

akk, what do you think?
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 1

19 years ago
I don't understand what that mid: tag is doing in your example.  Is that even
legal html?

http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/NOTE-HTMLThreading-0105 uses mid: tags as part of the
cite attribute to a blockquote, i.e.

Somebody Else wrote:
<blockquote cite="mid:2345678">
bla
</blockquote>

The editor API already supports that in InsertAsCitedQuotation (just pass in the
mid:2345678 as the cite argument).
(Reporter)

Comment 2

19 years ago
No, that was no HTML, but "proposed" output of the HTMLToTXTSinkStream for a
HTML part like the one you gave.

Comment 3

19 years ago
Oh, sorry I misunderstood.  Are there really people who want mid: URLs in their
plaintext messages?  The W3C reference doesn't suggest doing anything like that
for plaintext.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

19 years ago
> Are there really people who want mid: URLs in their plaintext messages?

Some mailers seem to do that by default in the "blabla wrote" line (but without
scheme).

You might be right, that the msg-id is not of interest in ~98% of the cases. We
would also have the problem of redundant msg-ids, if the user adds new thext in
the middle of the quote, e.g.
<example>
Somebody Else wrote:
<mid:1234@example.com>
> bla

Yes!

<mid:1234@example.com>
> bla

Right!
</example>

OTOH, the cite attribute might hold important information, e.g. if a webpage is
quotes. Should we special-case (i.e. process only, if not "mid"-scheme)?

Comment 5

19 years ago
Isn't this a duplicate of bug 30376?  I'm not sure how to mark something as a
duplicate.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

19 years ago
thekingpenguin,
you mean bug #29653? No, see the component. This bug is about HTML to text
conversion, the other one about putting the info in the HTML.

See <http://www.mozilla.org/bug.html> for info about bugzilla.
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Keywords: helpwanted
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future
(Reporter)

Comment 7

19 years ago
This is frontend work. REASSIGNing to nobody.
Assignee: mozilla → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Reporter)

Comment 8

19 years ago
I'm dumb. This bug is for the HTML->TXT converter. Back me to.
Assignee: nobody → mozilla
(Reporter)

Comment 9

19 years ago
mass-accept
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Comment 10

18 years ago
Changing personal priorities. Giving away most of my bugs :-( (reassigning to
default owner).

I will still track these bugs closely. If you need my input, feel free to ask me.

New owner: Please do *not* close these bugs (as WONTFIX or whatever you may
find) unless they are fixed. Rather, reassign to <nobody@mozilla.org>, if you
don't want to work on them.
Assignee: mozilla → anthonyd
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: Future → ---

Comment 11

18 years ago
reassigning.

anthonyd
Assignee: anthonyd → nobody

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 41368
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
No longer blocks: 41368

Comment 12

14 years ago
Created attachment 171432 [details]
Lack of cite attribute support uncovered by CSS

Please compare this test case with Mozilla and Opera.
(Reporter)

Comment 13

14 years ago
Comment on attachment 171432 [details]
Lack of cite attribute support uncovered by CSS

You misunderstood this bug. It's about outputting the content of the cite
attribute when converting HTML to plaintext, e.g. while sending mail.
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #171432 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 14

14 years ago
Alright. Bug 278679 created.

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 278679
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
No longer blocks: 278679
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: sujay → dom-to-text

Updated

9 years ago
Flags: wanted1.9.2?
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