#92 ✓fixreleased
mason-lighthouse (at fivespeed)

When I add a line break in the middle of quoted text, MM should rewrap quoted text below

Reported by mason-lighthouse (at fivespeed) | March 11th, 2011 @ 07:50 AM

Mail.app does this. What I mean is, when I have a quote like this:

> Hey man, we can't make it to your wedding, but we will be
> sending our two kids, Bobby and Suzy. Don't let them drink
> too much.

When I place my caret to the right of the the first point, and hit Return to start my reply, in current MM, it ends up like this:

> Hey man, we can't make it to your wedding, 

OK, no problem.

> but we will be
> sending our two kids, Bobby and Suzy. Don't let them drink
> too much.

That's kind of ugly, and being meticulous with my email, I have to manually rewrap the whole paragraph.

Mail.app does a good thing with plain text email in this situation: it rewraps the quoted text below my typing, a la:

> Hey man, we can't make it to your wedding, 

OK, no problem.

> but we will be sending our two kids, Bobby and Suzy. Don't 
> let them drink too much.

This would be desirable for MM, too.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny March 11th, 2011 @ 08:11 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    In this case, it is mainly a question of the editor not really showing
    you what happens when sending the message, but it should, so I've marked
    this ticket as accepted.

    It is technically tricky to show the quoting level in a plain text
    editor. The current solution relies on dynamically reflowing paragraphs
    when resizing the window based on the text being in a format similar to
    format=flowed. Essentially this just means that a quoted line with a
    trailing space character is to be considered as part of the same
    paragraph as the following line (if it has the same quoting level).

    In your example, after you split the paragraph, if you insert the
    quoting level characters manually and then resize the window, you will
    see the paragraph reflow correctly (this would also happen before
    sending the message without resizing the window).

    So, to resolve this ticket 2 things should be implemented:

    • automatically insert quoting level characters when breaking a quoted paragraph
    • automatically reflow the second paragraph (for visual feedback of what's really going on)

    [state:accepted]

  • benny

    benny March 22nd, 2011 @ 09:46 AM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixcommitted”
  • benny

    benny March 25th, 2011 @ 10:47 PM

    • State changed from “fixcommitted” to “fixreleased”

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