possible bug in post_bug.cgi / BugMail.pm

Jonathan Schatz jon at vmware.com
Thu Aug 14 19:21:19 UTC 2003

i've found another anomaly in my bugzilla installation. (i bring it up
here because i've been forked from the 2.17.3 branch for 4 months, so
i'd like to see if this has been fixed before i file it).

basically, when filing a new bug, the summary field (and most other
free-form text entry fields) should be a single line. and if you type
something into them from mozilla or ie (and hit enter), you basically
trigger the submit button at the bottom.

however, in mozilla (and galeon), you can copy some multiline text and
paste that into the field. you can't do this in ie. this causes
problems, because most of the fields that get put into headers assume
only a single line. so you get email like this:

From: Patrick Tullmann <his at email.address>
To: another at email.address
Subject: [Bug 30210: ESX Server: vmkernel] Failed to get
Return-Path: <one.more at email.address>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 13 Aug 2003 21:20:26.0456 (UTC)

Failed to get number of running VMs: -1
X-Bugzilla-Reason: Change

the actual summary was:

Failed to get
Failed to get number of running VMs: -1 

so, is this a mozilla bug or a bugzilla bug? and has this already been
fixed with the new Bugmail code?

Jonathan Schatz
Engineering System Administrator
VMware, Inc
"Te occidere possunt sed te edere non possunt nefas est."

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