[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#637945: chromium - strip angle brackets from pasted <URL>s

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Mon Aug 15 22:10:11 UTC 2011

Package: chromium-browser
Version: 13.0.782.107~r94237-1

Many people post links in email as <URL> rather than as just plain
URL.  It was (and still is) recommended practice to indicate URIs like
this....personally, i think it's not a good practice (I don't know of
even one browser that accepts URIs typed or pasted in this form) but
you can't break random people on the internet of habits acquired over a
decade or more.

Unfortunately, if you double- or triple- click the URL to select it
and then middle-click to paste it in to the browser, it won't take you
to the page, it takes you to a google search result.

the problem would be solved if any leading or trailing angle brackets
were stripped.  It also adheres to the principle of robustness - be
conservative in what you send, liberal in what you accept.

this bug should probably be forwarded upstream.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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