[texworks] Was (no subject) mailto: body missing

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 06:46:02 CET 2011

Ok back on the trail...


Line 532: openUrl(QUrl(QString("mailto:%1?&body=%3").arg(address).arg(body)));

I think there may be a problem with ?&body=

on some (all) systems?

Even if the subject is going to be empty, it seems good to still
specify the field or skip to ?body=

For e.g. this works if I put it in as a browser url in Chrome

   mailto:p at dd.org?subject=&body=xx

or even better directly (at least on  Xp)

   mailto:p at dd.org?body=xx

but today's version of Line 532

   mailto:p at dd.org?&body=xx

Will launch the email client, but only with the address working, no body text


On 8 November 2011 18:38, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 November 2011 10:21, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Looking through TWApp.cpp  void TWApp::writeToMailingList()
>> I was wondering if Opera and more recent Windows versions were being more
>> strictly standards compliant than they used to be, and there for whether
>>  the \n line breaks in the strings needed to be encoded hex as %0d%0a and
>> like treatment for any other control characters?
>> Or are these automatically escaped through the mystique of C++ :)
> Again Qt stuff ...
> " QUrl will automatically percent encode all characters that are not
> allowed in a URL."
>> And now I show my complete ignorance of C++ -   in line 532
>> openUrl(QUrl(QString("mailto:%1?&body=%3").arg(address).arg(body)));
>> There are only two arguments? but the QString substitutions are looking for
>> %1 and %3 intuitively I was expecting %1 and %2 where would %3 come from?
> Ok its Qt stuff ... "but each arg() will still replace the lowest
> numbered unreplaced place marker, no matter where it appears."
>> Paul
> So that knocks all that on the head.
>> On 7 November 2011 23:59, Ignasi Furió <ignasi.furio at uib.cat> wrote:
>>>> There was a minor problem in the code that apparently was handled
>>>> gracefully on my Linux machine. That was corrected in r944 - could you
>>>> please test if this solved the issue on Windows?
>>> I use windowsxp and Opera as main browser and email client.
>>> After updating texworks open a email window in Opera with part of
>>> instructions message
>>> Instructions:-) Please write your message in English (it's in your own
>>> best interest; otherwise, many people will not be able to understand it and
>>> therefore will not answer).-) Please type something meaningful in the
>>> subject line.-) If you are having a problem, please describe it step-by-step
>>> in detail.-) After reading, please delete these instructions (up to the
>>> configuration
>>> and also a 'google search' page with
>>> info below which we may need to find the source of problems). -----
>>> configuration info ----- TeXworks version : 0.5r944 (personal) Install
>>> location : D:/texworks/texworks-read-only/release/TeXworks.exe Library path
>>> : D:/Documents and Settings/uib.UIB-22C4481E24B/TeXworks\ pdfTeX location :
>>> D:/Archivos de programa/MiKTeX 2.9/miktex/bin/pdftex.exe Operating system :
>>> Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 Qt4 version : 4.6.0 (build) / 4.6.0
>>> (runtime) ------------------------------
>>> into search field. Funny!
>>> Ignasi

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