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Last Comment Bug 739537 - Leading spaces in selection not exported to clipboard upon copy
: Leading spaces in selection not exported to clipboard upon copy
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Serializers (show other bugs)
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: mozilla14
Assigned To: Henri Sivonen (:hsivonen)
: Andrew Overholt [:overholt]
: 762961 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2012-03-27 00:31 PDT by Henri Sivonen (:hsivonen)
Modified: 2012-06-08 14:15 PDT (History)
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Get rid of the quirk (4.20 KB, patch)
2012-03-27 01:11 PDT, Henri Sivonen (:hsivonen)
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Description User image Henri Sivonen (:hsivonen) 2012-03-27 00:31:08 PDT
Steps to reproduce:
 1) On any Web page, locate a word that has spaces before and after.
 2) Select the space before, the word and the space after.
 3) Press ctrl-c (cmd-c on Mac)
 4) Switch to a plain text editor app (e.g. gedit on Linux; don't switch to a word processor that support styling)
 5) Type two letters (e.g. "AB") in the text editor.
 6) Move the caret between the two letters.
 7) Press ctrl-v (cmd-v on Mac)

Actual results:
The word and the trailing space are pasted. The leading space is not pasted.

Expected results:
Expected all the text in the original selection--including the leading space--to be pasted.
Comment 1 User image Henri Sivonen (:hsivonen) 2012-03-27 01:11:07 PDT
Created attachment 609649 [details] [diff] [review]
Get rid of the quirk
Comment 2 User image Henri Sivonen (:hsivonen) 2012-03-27 02:05:32 PDT
Note that bug 564737 was about mailnews message conversions and the effect on clipboard export was just collateral damage. The duplicates of bug 564737 are about mailnews message conversion, too.
Comment 3 User image Olli Pettay [:smaug] (review queue closed until backlog cleared) 2012-03-30 11:13:47 PDT
Comment on attachment 609649 [details] [diff] [review]
Get rid of the quirk

Ok, let's try this then.
Comment 4 User image Henri Sivonen (:hsivonen) 2012-04-02 23:47:34 PDT
Comment 5 User image Matt Brubeck (:mbrubeck) 2012-04-03 10:56:36 PDT
Comment 6 User image Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-06-08 14:15:38 PDT
*** Bug 762961 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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