User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/22.214.171.124 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/188.8.131.52 drag and drop URL to file system creates url file whose content is suffed with a few extra characters. Occurs with 90% URL. I assume that the url string being written has a size at least 2 bytes greater than the correct length. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open any URL - tested with http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/184.108.40.206/firstrun/ 2. drag URL to any windows folder (Alternatively - creating URL file in file system using drag and drop from a bookmark entry produces the same result described below) Actual Results: edit file with a tool that shows hex data will show extra data following end of line <CR><LF> (hex x'0D0A') attached sample shows hex x'2046'. File size is 88 bytes NOT 86 bytes. Expected Results: Correctly formed ".url" file with no extra bytes. Verify by edit file with a tool that shows hex data and file ends at end of line <CR><LF> (hex x'0D0A'). File size would be 86 bytes. A hex capable edit/view tool is needed as this extra byte may be x'00' in some cases. Tested using a fresh profile built with "Firefox -ProfileManager" command This behavior was present in the previous release of firefox v220.127.116.11. It is really annoying if you use 3rd party tools to process ".url" files. Currently ever ".url" file has to be opened and the garbage characters removed. Sometime the ".url" file is correct but I think this depends on whatever memory contents is adjacent to the ".url" Problem does NOT occur when tested on Win 2000 + firefox v18.104.22.168 Problem does occur when tested on Win 98SE + firefox v22.214.171.124 or v126.96.36.199
line 6 in Comment #0 - "content is suffed" replace with "content is suffixed" Found another example this url "http://www.k23productions.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?3013" has an extra 4 bytes so file size is 104 bytes.
This is still occurring. Number of extra junk bytes varies more than 4 bytes is possible. Changed component from "OS integration" to "File Handling". Any developers out there with a Win98 test platform - I am keen to know if you can reproduce this. Updated to FF 188.8.131.52 made no difference.
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME http://www.mozilla.com http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.