Reproduce: 1. Reply 2. Look at the first line (the attribution line) Actual result: The From header of the original msg, usually "Author name <author email address> wrote:" or "author email address (Author name) wrote:". Expected result: 4.x behaviour: - If there's an Author name use only this, i.e. "Author name wrote:". - If the original from header contains only an email address, use this, enclosed in angle brackets, i.e. "<author email address> wrote:" (this is new, i.e. 4.x doesn't know this case) - Otherwise, use the From header of the original msg as is, e.g. "anywierdfrom wrote:" Justification: The email address is technical information, which shouldn't be in the msg text. The special "angle-bracket-case" makes the email address less ambiguous (recognition is easier).
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → M20
Taking bug. Don't want NS6 to ship with this bug, or I'll be endlessly annoyed.
Assignee: ducarroz → mozilla
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: M20 → M17
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Looks like this was a bug by all means: The code was there, but didn't work. I changed it a bit and it worked. ducarroz, can you review please? See <http://www.bucksch.org/1/projects/mozilla/review.html>. (ducarroz, please also compare the changes from version 1.103 to 1.104 <http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&root=/cvsroot&subdir=mozilla/mailnews/compose/src&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&file=nsMsgCompose.cpp&rev2=1.104&rev1=1.103>.)
Keywords: patch, review
I did unrelated changes for bug 29653 near the changes for this bug. I will attach the patch to the other bug. Sorry.
Whiteboard: Fixed → Fixed. Patch in bug 29653.
The changes to the other bug are checked in. Will attach the changes to for this bug (only).
Whiteboard: Fixed. Patch in bug 29653. → Fixed.
Looks good. R=ducarroz. Thanks Ben.
Checked in. Tnx for review.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Bug is somewhat fixed, but not exactly in the way Ben proposed: When just the e-mail address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) is in the from header we get now: "email@example.com wrote:" and not "<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:" =>not yet verifying
Sebastian, good catch, I forgot this. The main problem is fixed however, and making this enhancement might depend on the "verify wellformed-ness of email address" bug, so I filed a bug 54844 about this.
ok, I'm happy now. :-) veriying fixed with bug 54844 split off
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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