Can't open huge mailto links (more than 32768 characters)



9 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: timac, Unassigned)


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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_2; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.22.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Safari/531.22.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100227 Thunderbird/3.0.3

Opening a huge mailto link with more than 32768 characters in Thunderbird does not work. Instead of opening a new window, Thunderbird does nothing.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure Thunderbird is your default mail software.
2. create a huge mailto link with a body with 40000 characters. See the URL provided as example.
3. enter the mailto link in Safari or Firefox.
Actual Results:  
No window is opened in Thunderbird 3.0.3 when you open the mailto link.

Expected Results:  
A huge mailto link with more than 32768 characters should work in Thunderbird.

Only tested with Thunderbird 3.0.3 on MacOS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The application from Apple is not affected by this issue.

Comment 1

9 years ago
I see the same on Windows XP with 3.0.3 - nothing happens when clicking on the link provided from either Firefox or MSIE8, no message in the TB error console. Trying the same link in SeaMonkey 2.1a1pre nightly opens the SM composition window correctly. Smaller mailto: links work in either application.
This WFM with Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100321 Lanikai/3.1b2pre can you guys double check with lanikai ?

Comment 3

9 years ago
This bug appears not to be reproducible with Lanikai:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100302 Lanikai/3.1b1
WFM on lanikai per me and reporter.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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