Re: [Evolution] about:blank ???

On Fri, 2016-12-09 at 22:27 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Fri, 2016-12-09 at 16:05 -0600, Lindsay Haisley wrote:

From time to time, while composing and email in Evolution, the
message I'm composing goes away and the composition window is
overwritten with a small window which says:

Unable to load page
Problem occurred while loading the URL about:blank
URL cannot be shown

Try again |
"Try again" never works, and nothing I do will recover the lost
message, which sometimes represents a considerable amount of work.

As best I can tell, this always occurs when I'm entering a URL into an
email, either by pasting or typing it, or when modifying or
reformatting a URL already in the email. Googling for this error gives
few hits, and only for web browsers, not email clients.

Is there any way to keep this from happening? It never happened on the
much earlier versions of Evolution which I use on other desktops.

Are you composing in Plain Text or in HTML? If the latter, perhaps it's
a Webkit problem. (I've never seen this but I never compose in HTML).

I'm composing in Plain Text. I also compose in HTML only infrequently,
and never when posting to a mailing list, as was the case the last time
this happened. I can't readily reproduce the problem so I can't pull
together enough information about it to compose a proper bug report. I
can only say that it happens occasionally, in Plain Text mode, when a
URL is entered into or modified, or reformatted in the composition

I do note that Evolution has ways of handling URLs during composition
which have changed somewhat radically over the past few years (between
versions, here). When composing in "Normal" formatting mode (Plain
Text), URLs are broken in the composition window and sent out with line
breaks in them, which makes them un-clickable on the receiving end. The
way things used to work, entering a URL caused Evolution to go into
Preformatted mode so the URL wasn't broken. This could be awkward from
the point of view of composing a well-formatted email, but could be
worked around, and did insure that URLs were unbroken in an email when
sent out.

Lindsay Haisley       | "The first casualty when
FMP Computer Services |         war comes is truth."
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