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BiDi: strange results when using "copy and paste" in (Windows XP SP 2 and) Firefox
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Author: gangleri


screen dump will follow

Please follow the instructions from the screen dump.

part 1: "copy"
go to
copy the text marked in the screen dump

part 2: "paste"
go to
paste your clipboard and compare the result with the one from the screen dump;
also remember what you have copied
you do not need to sign in; it is very hard to generate that user name but you
can ask me for the password

*note* This does not happen to me in IE. This means (probably) that it is not a
problem related to my operating system (Windows XP SP 2).

*note* I you use IE you may use #copy_and_paste_6 which works properly there,
you may delete the header "user:aaa" and the trailer "bbb" and you may see that
you need only the password to log in.

If you can confirm this bug please specify your operating system and browser.
Thanks in advance!

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

P.S. a similar strange character mismatch was reported at
Bug 4223: BiDi: Firefox: "Move page:" and "To new title:" show different titles

Version: unspecified
Severity: minor
OS: Windows XP
Platform: PC



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 8:57 PM
bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-General.
bzimport set Reference to bz4224.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Dec 8 2005, 10:26 PM

gangleri wrote:

screen dump for bug 04224


brion added a comment.Dec 8 2005, 10:31 PM

Copy-and-paste behavior of text boxes is way, way outside our control.
Report Firefox bugs at

gangleri wrote:

(In reply to comment #2)

Copy-and-paste behavior of text boxes is way, way outside our control.
Report Firefox bugs at

Thanks Brion! I know. Searching some help at irc:// and
keeping a note at
until this Firefox bug is identified.

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