Long retweets are cut off after 140 characters

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 18.0

Status

Thunderbird
Instant Messaging
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: cfd, Assigned: aleth)

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15 Branch
Thunderbird 18.0

Thunderbird Tracking Flags

(thunderbird17 fixed)

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Description

5 years ago
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.
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
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Depends on: 799068
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 18.0
Fixed for Thunderbird 17 (in bug 799068):
https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/comm-beta/rev/e62841058776
Assignee: nobody → aletheia2
status-thunderbird17: --- → fixed
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
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