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sr #108433: "&" text in bug discussion was reduced to "&" in the corresponding E-Mail message

Submitted by:  Nachanon Vetjasit <nachanon>
Submitted on:  Tue 05 Nov 2013 01:57:24 PM UTC  
Category: Savannah trackers - bugs, tasks, etc.Priority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: None
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Open/Closed: Open

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Tue 05 Nov 2013 01:57:24 PM UTC, original submission:

Note: please read this on Savannah directly, since this issue
may affect thread's E-Mail content.

I have some problem posting to Savannah's support item page,
and this problem is somehow specific to a postings that contain
HTML character entity reference.

When I post a comment that have HTML character entity reference
in it, it results in the correct posting when viewed from Savannah.

But when I viewed the thread from E-Mail, some character entity
was decoded (instead of displayed verbatim) causing confusion,
especially if that thread was a discussion that involved HTML code.

Reproducing steps:

- Log in to GNU Savannah

- Visit some random Savannah support item
(in this case, sr #108277 which I originally encountered the issue)

- Type this in the "Add a new Comment" textbox:

- Click "Submit Changes" on top of the page.

- Check your E-Mail for the message from Savannah.

- You'd see that in the message content:
"&amp;" will be turned to "&"
"&gt;" turned to ">"
and "&lt;" turned to "<"
(although "&#39;" and "&#x22;" were left intact)

Nachanon Vetjasit <nachanon>


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