Steps: Open an email with a long URL in it that's been wrapped onto several lines. Select all of the lines of the URL and paste it into Mozilla's address bar What happens: The first line is pasted, the others are lost What should happen: /r and /n characters should be removed from the URL and all lines should be pasted, so that the users get to goto where they want to go when they press return. What will this break: Nothing I can think of. /r and /n are illegal (and impossible to use unencoded) in URLs in any case so stripping them shouldn't cause any problems. Presumably there's already a maximum limit on how many characters the URL bar will accept? Obviously, we wouldn't want implementing this to allow the user to paste a 200 page document into the URL bar and crash the browser, but that shouldn't be possible anyway, right?
I'd like to try fixing this if nobody else has started the work.
There is a duplicate of this bug/rfe out there somewhere, and if I recall correctly, it does discuss some pros and cons. Have a look for that first (hint: I'm sure that akkana either owns this, or is on the CC: list)
You're right, John. This is a dup of bug 23485. Thanks. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23485 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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