Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479952
Opening broken URL raises empty error-dialog
Last modified: 2018-04-11 10:20:12 EDT
Description of problem:
When opening a broken URL contained inside of a mail, thunderbird raises an empty gtk/gnome error-dialog.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Receive a mail containing a URL pointing to an invalid location.
2. Click onto this URL.
An empty gtk/gnome dialog pops up (often in the background, often behind thunderbird's main window).
A proper error dialog in the foreground
* When I encountered this bug for the first time, I had difficulties to find the application being responsible for launching the "empty dialog".
* The fact the dialog often happens to popup behind open windows is quite annoying. I've met situations, where this dialog had been launched several times, without me immediately noticing it. Instead I found a pile of theses, hours later ;)
Created attachment 328962 [details]
screenshot of the "empty dialog"
Strange --- when clicking on the URL http://www.blbost.kravina in Thunderbird, Firefox got launched and ended with the error message. No dialog was opened for me. Any extensions for Thunderbird, which may cause it? Could you reproduce in -safe-mode?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Strange --- when clicking on the URL http://www.blbost.kravina in Thunderbird,
> Firefox got launched and ended with the error message.
I get an "Address not found" page in firefox.
> No dialog was opened for
> me. Any extensions for Thunderbird, which may cause it?
None that I am aware about.
> Could you reproduce in -safe-mode?
The source code of the email exposing the behavior is this:
> > > >=20
> > > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Font_package_namin=
> > > > 282008-12-22%29
> > > >=20
I am going to forward the original mail to you on PM.
(It's not confidential, nevertheless it has not been intended for the public)
Can fully reproduce just with mail generated by this command
echo 'https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Font_package_namin_%' \
| mail -s test <my-email-address>
apparently the percent sign in the end of the line is the key.
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