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Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#42519 new defect (bug)

Links in AutoUpdate-Mail contain horizontal ellipsis, which causes broken links

Reported by: transl8or Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:


The two textstrings, that appear in an email ...

"Downloading update from %s…"
"Downloading translation from %s…"

contain a horizontal ellipsis at the end which is not excluded from the link (href).

This does create broken links in the email that informs users about the update or upgrade of their WordPress and translations.

Links to the strings:


I add a screenshot of a german mail where you can see the broken links.

(I've currently deleted the horizontonal ellipsis in the two strings of the german translations, but thats not a solution for all the other translated languages out there.)

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Change History (5)

20 months ago

AutoUpdate Mail with Broken Links

#1 @ocean90
20 months ago

  • Focuses ui removed
  • Keywords close added
  • Version 4.9 deleted

WordPress sends the emails in plain text so it's up to the email client to correctly parse URLs.

#2 @transl8or
20 months ago

@ocean90 Do you know why there was the <span>-tag removed in the above strings since 4.9

See 4.8:


I wonder, because I reported the issue (and your answer) to the mailprovider and if they can have a look at it and fix it.

Additional question then was:
"Ist für Sie nachvollziehbar, warum WordPress die gängige Kapselung von
Links innerhalb von spitzen Klammern, also so <posteo.de> nicht nutzt?
Dies schützt in der Regel zuverlässig vor Umbrüchen und
Fehlinterpretationen einer URL."

TBH I just can't answer that.

And it seems its just a problem of the german translations, where we decided to have a &#160; before the &hellip; so that it's consistent and Duden-conform everywhere.

#3 @dd32
20 months ago

  • Severity changed from normal to minor

@transl8or The <span> tags were removed from the translations in https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/41908 but will still appear in emails.

#4 @transl8or
20 months ago

Hi @dd32, thanks for pointing that out.
After checking that issue with various other mailclients, it's definitly a parsing problem at Posteo.de, probably because of the "&#160;". I'll leave that to them now.

And have re-approved the translation in german with the "&#160;&hellip; so they have a scenario to reproduce it.

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