From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17-14 i686; en-US; rv:0.8.1+) Gecko/20010426 BuildID: 2001042608 The text <input> in the form on http://validator.w3.org/ will allow multiple lines to be pasted into it Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Visit http://validator.w3.org/ 2. Hilight the text of all lines of the bulleted text 3. Middle-click (paste) into the Address: field Actual Results: The textbox contains multiple lines of text. To see it, hilight some of the text in the textbox, and move the mouse up or down to make Mozilla autoscroll. Expected Results: Multiple lines shouldn't be in a plain old text <input>. Either the multiple lines should be joined together, or all lines after the first should be ignored. The reason this matters is that Mozilla doesn't provide an interface to seeing the multiple lines of text that are there. So if you inadvertently paste in multiple lines, there's no way visually to tell that you've done so. This may also confuse some CGI scripts.
WFM on 2001042704 Win2k. Looks like a Linux only issue, adding pp keyword.
Looks like this might be related to bug 23485.
good find Scott. That looks like your bug to me. Marking a duplicate. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23485 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** Bug 137375 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 141853 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 187785 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 200300 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reopening. Bug 23485 is urlbar-specific -- it could be fixed without fixing this bug, really... And then this bug would never get fixed. On the other hand, fixing this bug would definitely fix bug 23485
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
apps, I think...
Assignee: asa → blaker
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps: GUI Features
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doron → paw
Still present in Firefox 0.8
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040324 WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040314 Firefox/0.8.0+ with a changing a pref in about:config editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines user set integer 3
*** Bug 242326 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 236067 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 263136 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
What is the "fix" here? Linux allows multiple line pastes into a single line text field **deliberately**. The fix would be to delete the special unix-only pref setting for editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/modules/libpref/src/init/all.js#1486 Since that was done on purpose I'm WONTFIXing this one.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago → 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I'm not happy with the decision to WONTFIX this bug. There are single-line textboxes other than the address bar where it's bad for security if you unknowingly paste multiple lines.
Deliberately bad UI doesn't make it any less bad. Right now there's no way to tell that you've pasted multiple lines into an edit box, and it's extremely difficult to edit the text that's in there, since the arrow keys don't work properly and there are no scroll bars. Without any such interface, this can easily lead to confusing errors and accidentally sending information that you intend to keep private, and this effect is completely undiscoverable for a new user. I would think an acceptable interface would require at least a small scroll bar along the side of the text box, and working arrow keys. If this stays WONTFIX, I can open up a bug for that. But, unless somebody can think of a useful reason for this behavior, I suggest that simply changing the default setting for editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines to 1 on Unix would be a much more reasonable fix.
*** Bug 267165 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Noteworthy is that the HTML spec explicitly names a input with type="text" to be *single line*. It also provides a separate inputbox for multiline text which is of course <textarea>. I see no sense in marking this as WONTFIX while it violates the HTML specification of this this form element. It also creates inconsistent behaviour. I've tried other applications on my Linux desktop and couldn't find one that accepts multiline input the way Mozilla does.
*** Bug 283813 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 343624 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 359696 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've just got caught by this problem: 1. I selected some text from a page in Firefox (I thought it was single-line, from what I could see, but...). 2. I pasted it in a single-line input (I could see *exactly* what I thought I had selected). 3. I submitted the form. To my surprise, there was much more in the selection than I had thought. So, IMHO, this bug should be reopened. This is really a security problem. I'm not requesting that multi-line text should be forbidden in single-line inputs, but at least there should be some warning from Firefox (or some visual information).
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