Closed Bug 657702 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

html5 email field does not use trim function to remove whitespace


(Core :: DOM: Core & HTML, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: colin, Assigned: mounir)


(Blocks 1 open bug)



(1 file)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

The rendered HTML5 email field does not accept an email address with whitespace at the beginning or end where it is difficult for the user to see (s)he has entered them by mistake (perhaps during copy and paste)

Well done for getting html5 and css3 implemented, but this has forced me to rollback after observing my register interest form is easier to use in more cases in IE6 :P

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. write some html5 and run it in firefox
2. enter an email with whitespace at the end

Expected Results:  
that the whitespace would be trimmed before the email was checked for validity
The following says that only 'Strip line breaks' should be performed on an email address.
Component: General → Layout: Form Controls
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → layout.form-controls
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
Is there good reason to not strip whitespace from each end of the email address?

My friend was baffled trying to use my form because he could not see the erroneous whitespace - I trim the field before DB now it is no longer a form field.

I could use js to alert the user but seems simple for the browser to do it (or for me to revert to HTML text field).
Your suggestion makes sense to me. I'm going to open a bug against the specifications and will apply the change if accepted.

Thank you very much for your feedback :)
Component: Layout: Form Controls → DOM: Core & HTML
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: layout.form-controls → general
Version: 2.0 Branch → Trunk
Attached patch Patch v1Splinter Review
Assignee: nobody → mounir
Attachment #553128 - Flags: review?(Olli.Pettay)
Whiteboard: [needs review]
Attachment #553128 - Flags: review?(Olli.Pettay) → review+
Flags: in-testsuite+
Whiteboard: [needs review] → [inbound]
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [inbound]
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla9
Has this been regressed? When I type "" in the Email Address field of, Firefox 35.0.1 complains that the email address is invalid. It doesn't let me submit the form.
It's possible.  Or possibly it never worked...  I filed bug 1132142 to track this.
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