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Subjectmozilla-mail damage [was Re: [PATCH] Update to Documentation/ramdisk.txt - take 2]
On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 22:35 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 22:12 -0400, Kurt Wall wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 09:45:13PM -0400, Jim Nelson took 229 lines to write:
> > > @#%*^#$ Mozilla. Line wrap was set too low.
> > >
> > > Let's try this again - hopefully, Mozilla won't mangle my patch this time.
> >
> > Urgl:
> >
> > patching file Documentation/ramdisk.txt
> > Hunk #1 FAILED at 5.
> You cannot just increase the line wrap and hope Mozilla will do the
> right thing. Mozilla should have an option to insert preformatted text.

OK I just went and installed mozilla mail to see what the problem is and
it's worse than I thought.

The problem is that Mozilla does not grok the standard X clipboard at

Try these tests:

1. Highlight some text in an xterm. Paste with middle button into
Mozlla mail window. Then paste with the middle button into vim. Both
work BUT the patch is whitespace damaged.

2. Run diff foo bar | xclip. Paste with middle button into Mozilla.
Nothing. Then paste with middle button into vim. Works.

#2 would not mangle the patch IF it worked which it doesn't. Mozilla
does not have a setting to insert a text file. So many people just do

No wonder people are mangling patches, the Mozilla mail client is very
broken. PLEASE, file bug reports!


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