[Bug 16206] New: winebrowser adds preceding slashes to 'mailto:' URLs

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Tue Nov 25 10:37:06 CST 2008


           Summary: winebrowser adds preceding slashes to 'mailto:' URLs
           Product: Wine
           Version: 1.1.4
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: urlmon
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: mitch074 at gmail.com


Stop me if I'm wrong, but winebrowser is in charge of handling calls to the
http, https and mailto protocols in Windows applications running inside Wine -
including, say, calls in VBA such as 'ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink Address:='

If you pass an http resource there, Wine will defer the call to the system's
default browser (say, Firefox). No problem here.

If you pass a mailto resource there, Wine will defer the call to the system's
default mail client (say, Kmail). That's where things get ugly: the mail
address gets preceded by one or more '/' - and of course, sending the e-mail
will fail.

A very simple example would be typing in a terminal:

winebrowser "mailto:test at thing.com"


winebrowser mailto:test at thing.com

both open a Kmail/Thunderbird/whatever 'New message' window, with target
address being '/test at thing.com' - notice the extra '/'.

My guess: winebrowser is being a bit too enthusiastic in encoding/escaping
mailto URLs.

tested under Wine 1.1.4, 1.1.6 and 1.1.9.

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