Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 401451
Inserting emoticons in HTML messages just inserts a link instead of attaching
Last modified: 2007-12-06 16:36:16 EST
Description of problem:
When composing a message in evolution, the Insert->Emoticon menu option inserts
an HTML <IMG> tag in the message which just references the PNG file on the local
machine. This is useless for anyone reading the message on a non-Linux (even
non-Fedora, or non-Gnome) platform. It ought to attach the smiley to the
message and refer to the attachment in the <IMG> tag.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Insert an emoticon in an HTML message in the evolution message composer.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Ctrl-N or click on "New Mail Message" in evolution main window.
2.Make sure Format->HTML is checked.
3.Choose Insert->Emoticon->Smiley in the body of the message.
4.Send the message.
The body of the message sent contains an HTML tag <IMG
SRC="/usr/share/icons/gnome/16x16/emotes/stock_smiley-1.png"> and the message
has no attachments. Anyone reading the message on a machine which doesn't have
that file in that particular location won't be able to see the smiley.
The file /usr/share/icons/gnome/16x16/emotes/stock_smiley-1.png should have been
attached to the message, and then the <IMG> HTML tag should have referred to
Moving this upstream with a patch. Please see  for further updates.