User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 When somewhere in my HTML source is a [ampersand]image (&image) (e.g. a parameter of an url) the lovely firefox does parse it like some kind of whitespace. Please check out the demonstration for details. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. use a parameter for an url in the HTML source 2. name it &image ( [ampersand]image ) 3. look at your website Actual Results: a whitespace is shown instead of the thing i need Expected Results: it should show &image [ampersand]image (cause otherwise many links e.g. posted will fail cause of the whitespace)
You need to encode ampersands in HTML as "&", as you correctly did twice in your testcase. Otherwise, the sequence might be interpreted as an HTML entity (in this case, a fancy "I": see http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/symbols.html). So I'm pretty sure the bug is invalid. That said, the TEXTAREA case in your testcase actually does display "&image" in trunk builds since about December 2004 (and therefore in the Firefox 1.5 betas). This is likely due to fixing bug 88952 - although I'm not sure if it is correct.
i agree that firefox should replace ℑ by the ℑ. BUT NOT &image (without ending semicolon)...and oh god kill me, it works properly in IE :(
(In reply to comment #2) > i agree that firefox should replace ℑ by the ℑ. BUT NOT &image (without > ending semicolon)...and oh god kill me, it works properly in IE :( See bug 223838 and bug 242866 (both resolved as INVALID) about this. I'm going to have to mark this one INVALID as well - sorry. BTW, I submitted bug 312104 about the current inconsistent behavior in textareas.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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