Last Comment Bug 799504 - Long retweets are cut off after 140 characters
: Long retweets are cut off after 140 characters
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
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Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: Instant Messaging (show other bugs)
: 15 Branch
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: Thunderbird 18.0
Assigned To: aleth [:aleth]
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https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show...
Depends on: 799068
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Reported: 2012-10-09 07:59 PDT by cfd
Modified: 2012-10-10 06:50 PDT (History)
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Description cfd 2012-10-09 07:59:40 PDT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120907231657

Steps to reproduce:

For Twitter, Thunderbird truncates tweets after 140 characters, even if the tweet is longer than 140 characters when "RT @username" is appended.


Actual results:

Retweets that were created using Twitter's web interface do not count the "RT @username" portion within the 140 character limit.  Consequently, it is common to have retweets that exceed 140 characters when "RT @username" is added.  This is especially problematic when the tweet ends in a link, which is then truncated to e.g. "http:/" or "http://t.co/".


Expected results:

Thunderbird should display the whole tweet, and not truncate tweets after 140 characters.
Comment 1 Patrick Cloke [:clokep] 2012-10-09 09:48:24 PDT
This was fixed in Instantbird in https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1672

This change was port as part of bug 799068

Checked in as https://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/c828b03dc54f
Comment 2 Florian Quèze [:florian] [:flo] (PTO until August 29th) 2012-10-10 06:50:56 PDT
Fixed for Thunderbird 17 (in bug 799068):
https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/comm-beta/rev/e62841058776

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