[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #35159: Email addresses with periods in bulleted text truncated upon copy/paste

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Fri Dec 18 20:08:26 UTC 2015

#35159: Email addresses with periods in bulleted text truncated upon copy/paste
 Reporter:  jiveconsulting  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Editor          |    Version:  4.2.2
 Severity:  normal          |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                  |
 A colleague of mine had recently tried to copy/paste a large Word document
 into a post using the Visual editor but noticed that many of the email
 addresses were truncating.

 With some testing, I have been able to replicate this with email addresses
 that are in a list (ul in this case) and with one or more periods in the
 first half of the email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@). The truncation
 only appears in the display text, not the underlying html and is cut at
 the first period, leaving just the lastname@ portion (see screenshots for

 To test, type a test paragraph or just an email with a period in the
 mailbox, then a second email with a period in the mailbox name but this
 time in a bulleted list into a Word document. Copy/paste this into a new
 post to see the bug.

 Unfortunately, I am not an admin on this particular site and so cannot
 tell you at this time what plugins we have installed but I have asked the
 admin to get me a list (as well as have his blessing for posting this
 year, no toes getting stepped on). I will post the plugins as soon as I
 hear back but I do not believe that we have many installed beyond the
 defaults. I have asked that the admin update the system and I can test
 again with the newer version. I will continue to update this note as I
 find more information.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/35159>
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