From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; N; PPC; en-US; 0.8) Gecko/20010214 BuildID: 2001021408 Copied text from a textarea in Mozilla has all "Markup" removed. More specific: * newlines are removed * witespace is normalized * HTML elements (entered as markup tags) are removed * Additionally, Drag & Drop is broken (doesn't work, for Mac at least) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Copy text from textarea in Mozilla (pre-entered or typed) 2.Paste in different text area OR text editor 3.Verify that newlines, multiple spaces and <elements> are gone. Actual Results: Newlines, multiple spaces and <elements> are gone. Expected Results: Pasted text "as is" Some observations: * The "normalization" is done after copying (checked by pasting into a plain text editor) * Drag & Drop from the top area to the lower one doesn't work on MacOS 8.6. * Dragging to input fields in XUL elements does still work (tested with the location field on top of the browser window and the search input field in the left search pane). Likely the observed behaviour has been introduced on purpose to clean up text for the most generic copy and paste tasks. Most likely that is not what we want for text areas. * Mozilla Build 2001012204 Apple (MacOS 8.6) was still OK.
One more observation: * On Linux, the x-server copy and paste routines work as normal (selecting text and then pressing the middle mouse button over the input field). All lay-out information, spaces and < > characters are preserved in that case. * The missing drag & drop behaviour is somewhat complicated - opened bug 68896 to describe this one. More info also on the demonstration URL for this bug. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=68896
This is a duplicate of bug 68166 ("Copy text from a form textarea to notepad drops CRLF"). The issues described in this were seen on all platforms, and are mostly fixed as of the morning of 2001-02-15. Newlines and HTML tags are no longer removed, but whitespace is still normalized. This bug is a consequence of the fixing of bug 56135 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68166 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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