Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 313061
evolution fails to represent URLs with ampersands correctly
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:03:25 EST
An EBay email containing a link to an auction is misrepresented in evolution.
Mousing over the link displays the link in the status area with the ampersands
represented as "&". Clicking the link passes it to firefox with the same
error and copying the link also contains the error.
I filed this against gtkhtml3 but it might be further up in evolution where the
error actually begins.
Here is an example mangled URL:
Evolution 2.12 / GtkHtml 3.16 seems to handle a random Amazon.com URL with
ampersands correctly for me. I tried sending it to myself in both text/plain
and text/html, thinking the MIME type might be the key. I couldn't reproduce
the problem in either case.
So that I can investigate further, can you please:
1) Indicate which version of Evolution and GtkHtml you were using.
2) Try to reproduce the problem after upgrading to the latest Evolution and
GtkHtml packages in Rawhide.
3) If you still see the ampersand problem, export a sample mail exhibiting
the problem as an mbox file and attach it to this bug. Please remember
to sanitize any sensitive data before posting.
I'm already running rawhide:
I'll include an ebay search list email the next time I get one.
Created attachment 212391 [details]
Here is an ebay email that should show the problem. I don't think my sanitizing
messed anything up.
Hi Thomas, thanks for your data. It will be better to track this bug in upstream
bug http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=485700 , as you found it already,
so closing this one.
Since you submitted a patch upstream, why couldn't it be applied to F8 gtkhtml?
This is quite an annoying bug for anyone who uses ebay.
The patch will be included in Fedora once upstream approves it.
According to the referenced gnome bug report, the change has been committed
upstream by Milan. I'm willing to test private or koji builds.
Should be fixed in gtkhtml3-3.17.1-1.fc9. Feel free to re-open if not.
Yes it does. Is this going to make F8 release?
It won't make the initial release of Fedora 8 (that's frozen now) but it will be
included in the first stable update.
Just a ping to request this gets pushed to F8.
This should be fixed in Evolution 2.12.2, which is available in Updates Testing.
The current release in updates testing seems to work fine.
Thanks. Closing this as CURRENTRELEASE.