Issue 86165 - Writer crashes when Pasting from Mindjet Devzone page in FF2
Summary: Writer crashes when Pasting from Mindjet Devzone page in FF2
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: crash, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-18 01:00 UTC by paranoidmike
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description paranoidmike 2008-02-18 01:00:50 UTC
1. Open Firefox from Windows XP SP2 + all current critical security fixes.
2. Browse to
3. Click anywhere on the page (to ensure the selection focus is on the displayed
4. Press [Ctrl]-A to "Select All" text, graphics etc. from the page.
5. Press [Ctrl]-C to Copy all of the selected elements.
6. Open Writer 2.3.1 to a blank document, and click somewhere inside the blank
document (to ensure the selection focus is in the editing surface).
7. Press [Ctrl]-V to Paste the contents of the Clipboard into the editing
surface of the blank document.

Expected behaviour:  Writer would display some form of the web page contents in
the editing surface of that new document.  [I'm not expecting a full-fidelity
representation of the page contents, but at least a starting place to be able to
use the text and perhaps some of the table layouts.]

Actual behaviour: Writer crashes, and indicates that it'll save the contents of
"Untitled1" for Recovery next time I launch Writer.

This repro's every time.

Note: the "untitled_*.odt" files that Writer stores in
%APPDATA%\OpenOffice.org2\user\backup are all 0 KB in size, have *NO* content

NOTE: unlike Issue 77359
(, when I tried the exact
same steps using today's version of, Writer was
able to successfully Import the contents of the Clipboard and render a version
of the Crooks and Liars home page. [I didn't say it's a *faithful*
representation of the home page, but it's a successful Import - at least when
compared to the attempted Import of the page reported in this Issue.]

NOTE: also unlike Issue 75587
(, I was able to perform
the same Repro steps using the noted Sun Training page and complete a successful
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-02-18 15:24:02 UTC
MRU->AMA: please have a look, the crash report did not already reach the
database. I cannot tell you exactly when the crash occurs. The content is pasted
into Writer, then Writer stalls for about 10 seconds. After this, it crashes.

I was only able to to verify, that it worked at least in OO 2.2. Lacking of
newer version, I can only suggest that the new table handling maybe to root cause.
Comment 2 andreas.martens 2008-05-29 07:39:23 UTC
Fixed in CWS sw30bf05
Comment 3 andreas.martens 2008-06-03 08:14:05 UTC
Ready for QA.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2008-06-05 10:14:36 UTC
Verified fix in CWS sw30bf05.
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2008-07-08 13:42:08 UTC
Checked in DEV300m22.