A typed "++" will be searched as "+" on all search engines

Bug #1652292 reported by Emanuele Sorce on 2016-12-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

I am on a vegetahd, rc proposed. DuckDuckGo is my default search engine. If I search "++" or any string like "C++ cout" the "++" is changed into only "+"

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

It’s not just duckduckgo, it’s an app-wide issue, as the second "+" is truncated for all search engines.

summary: - A typed "++" will be searched as "+" on DuckDuckGo
+ A typed "++" will be searched as "+" on all search engines
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2017-01-03
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Emanuele Sorce (tronfortytwo) wrote :

Maybe it's a already known information but I see that every string composed of an x number of '+' is searched as only "+". For example "+++" or "+++++++" or "++++++++++", them all are searched only as "+"

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Thanks Emanuele for the report and the investigation. I have submitted a trivial patch that fixes the issue, see the branch attached if you’re interested in the details.

Emanuele Sorce (tronfortytwo) wrote :

Thanks you for your fast fix!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+17.04.20170110-0ubuntu1

webbrowser-app (0.23+17.04.20170110-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  * Include only webbrowser-app data in the snap (no webapp-container)
  * Use the upstream QtSystemInfo instead of embedding an old copy of
    its source code
  * Stop using deprecated WebView APIs (LP: #1651173)
  * Stop using a deprecated API in the webapp container (LP: #1567656)
  * Escape all HTML entities in search queries (LP: #1652292)

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:17:30 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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