[Bug 191426] [NEW] Firefox corrupts URLs in Netflix emails

gbryant bryants at rainbowtel.net
Wed Feb 13 01:55:30 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

I got an email from NetFlix telling me a movie is on the way, and the message contains this tag:
<a href=3D"http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?&movieid=3D70068654&trkid=3D1767">Vitus</a>

When I copy the link location in the visible email (I use Evolution) I get this URL:

But when I click it and it opens the browser, Firefox winds up with this in the location box:

It has added a slash before "Movie" and omitted the "&" between the "?"
and "amp;". It's also failed to convert the "&"s to "&"s.

This doesn't work. But if I edit the URL manually to say this:
...it works.

Either Evolution of Firefox is dropping the ball here.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Feb 12 19:49:11 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox
Uname: Linux Karabekian 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Fri Feb 1 04:59:50 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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