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Status: Verified
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Closed: Feb 2012
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OS: All
Pri: 0
Type: Bug-Regression

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Pasting text into a single-line text field shouldn't keep literal newlines

Reported by, Dec 6 2011

Issue description

Chrome Version       : 17.0.962.0
OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2)
URLs (if applicable) :
Other browsers tested:
Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
Safari 5:
  Firefox 4.x: OK
     IE 7/8/9: OK

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1.  Copy a cell of data from Excel.
2.  Go to a webpage with an input field.
3.  Paste the contents of the data from Excel.
4.  The data does not show in the input field as long as that field as the focus.  Once you click out of the input field, the data shows.  But, then it is not aligned correctly.  (Attaching screen shot showing the misalignment).

What is the expected result?
Once I paste the data it should show up in the input field.

What happens instead?
The data does not show until after I click out of the input field.

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UserAgentString: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/17.0.962.0 Safari/535.11

This is happening with the current dev release (17.0.942.0 dev-m) and with the Canary release.
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Comment 1 by, Dec 6 2011

Labels: -Area-Undefined Area-WebKit WebKit-Editing WebKit-Forms

Comment 2 by, Jan 16 2012

I have this problem as well. Additional information is that this is not specifically Excel related.

If the text in the copy/paste buffer is terminated with a CR/LF, the text field accepts those characters when normally it should not.

This can also be reproduced with notepad by just selecting 2 lines of text, copy, go to an INPUT TYPE=TEXT field in chrome and paste.

The reason you can't see the data is because the CR/LF scroll the contents of the text field upward like a very tiny TEXTAREA. This should not happen and does not happen in any other browser.

Pressing BACKSPACE a couple times after pasting will remove the spurious New Line character(s).

Comment 3 by, Jan 16 2012

Labels: -OS-Windows OS-All
Status: Available
Is this a regression? I feel like it used to convert newlines into spaces.

Comment 4 by, Jan 16 2012

Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Regression
I reproduced this issue on Chrome 18 Windows and Mac, but not on Chrome 16 Mac.
This might be related to  Issue 109066 .

Comment 5 by, Jan 16 2012

Summary: Pasting text into a single-line text field shouldn't keep literal newlines
110183 may also be related, but I don't have Excel available to test atm.

Comment 6 by, Jan 16 2012

As the comment #2 says, we can reproduce this by copying from notepad.exe.

How to reproduce on Mac:
1. Open Emacs
2. Switch to *scratch* buffer
5. Type the following:
6. C-space at the 'a'
7. M-w at the beginning of the next line of "ghi"
8. ⌘-v on an <input> field

We replace newline characters with spaces at
I'm don't know why this problem happens.

Comment 7 by, Jan 16 2012

I would say is a duplicate.

IMO, and to work like the other popular browsers, the final \r\n needs to be truncated, not converted to a space.

FireFox: "A\nB\nC\n" goes into text field as "A B C"
Chrome: "A\nB\nC\n" appears to go into text field as "A B C \n"

The funny thing is, according to the javascript console in Chrome, the text field where for "A B C \n" is stored .val() IS "A B C" and also .val().length is 5, which both are correct.

Another interesting thing is, once you submit the form, even though the javascript console does not show these characters, what is submitted is "A B C%2520"

Comment 8 by, Jan 16 2012

Sorry, my previous comment was based on jQuery, and it does produce different results than the native:
document.getElementById( "text_id" ).value

"A\nB\nC\n" is returned as "A B C " with a length of 6 and IMO it should return "A B C" length 5. Display is still wonky and what is sent via submitted form is odd (%2520 == %20 == " ")

Anyway, I'll stop spamming now, but I paste a lot from excel so this is a little speed bump every time I do.

Comment 9 by, Jan 17 2012

 Issue 110183  has been merged into this issue.
As I said in the duplicated and closed  this worked correctly in other browsers: Firefox, IE, Safari, both in Mac and PC, and using both MS Excel and Calc

When a cell from the spreadsheet is copied and pasted on a text field in Chrome, it adds up a blank space/new line

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Comment 12 by, Feb 13 2012

 Issue 113623  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 13 by, Feb 13 2012

Labels: -Pri-2 Pri-1
Status: Assigned
I confirmed this regression was caused by:  div { display: none; } makes pasting into text fields impossible

Comment 14 by, Feb 14 2012

 Issue 113988  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 15 by, Feb 14 2012

I'm going to look into this issue later today.

Comment 16 by, Feb 19 2012

Labels: -Pri-1 Pri-0 Mstone-17
This regression is a quite serious one and the fix should be merged into m-17. It appears that some aspect of this regression is only reproducible on Windows. I'll take a deeper look into this issue now that I'm mostly done fixing security bugs.

Comment 17 by, Feb 23 2012

 Issue 115096  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 18 by, Feb 23 2012

Labels: WebKit-ID-79305
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Comment 19 by, Feb 23 2012

Labels: -WebKit-ID-79305 WebKit-ID-79305-NEW

Comment 20 by, Feb 23 2012

I've posted a WebKit patch.

Comment 21 by, Feb 23 2012

The webkit bug report says:

Expected result:
See "abc def " in the text field

I believe it should be "abc def" (with no trailing space). This is how it works in at least FireFox. The trailing space is unexpected and could cause problems for example when copy/pasting a username/password for example and the trailing space in a password field would not be obvious.
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Comment 22 by, Feb 23 2012

Labels: -WebKit-ID-79305-NEW WebKit-ID-79305-RESOLVED

Comment 23 by, Feb 23 2012

Should be fixed in Should be fixed in

Comment 24 by, Feb 23 2012

> I believe it should be "abc def" (with no trailing space)

I don't think that's the way WebKit worked prior to this regression so I won't be making that change. If you believe this should be new behavior, please file a separate WebKit bug on

Comment 25 by, Feb 24 2012

Sigh... I checked an older version of Chrome and you're right, the trailing space is there and somehow I never noticed it. (So maybe not such a big deal...)

Thanks for addressing the primary problem!

Comment 26 by, Feb 27 2012

 Issue 115642  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 27 by, Feb 27 2012

 Issue 115778  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 28 by, Feb 27 2012

Labels: Merge-Requested
Status: Verified
Verified this was fixed with 19.0.1053.0 canary.

Comment 29 by, Feb 27 2012

Labels: ReleaseBlock-Stable

Comment 30 by, Feb 27 2012

Labels: -Merge-Requested -ReleaseBlock-Stable Merge-Approved
Not a blocker, but ok to merge.

Comment 31 by, Feb 27 2012

Merged into 963 branch in

Comment 32 by, Feb 29 2012

@rniwa, Would you merge the fix to 1025 branch too?

Comment 33 by, Feb 29 2012

Sure.  Done in
Labels: -Merge-Approved Merge-Merged

Comment 35 by, Mar 12 2012

For completeness, I finally created the "trailing space" issue in the webkit bugzilla and just noting it here for informational purposes.

Comment 36 by, Mar 13 2012

 Issue 117506  has been merged into this issue.
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Comment 37 by, Oct 13 2012

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Comment 38 by, Mar 9 2013

Labels: -Type-Regression -Area-WebKit -WebKit-Editing -WebKit-Forms -Mstone-17 Cr-Content Type-Bug-Regression Cr-Content-Forms Cr-Content-Editing M-17
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Comment 39 by, Mar 13 2013

Labels: -Restrict-AddIssueComment-Commit Restrict-AddIssueComment-EditIssue
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Comment 40 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: -Cr-Content Cr-Blink
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Comment 41 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: -Cr-Content-Editing Cr-Blink-Editing
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Comment 42 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: -Cr-Content-Forms Cr-Blink-Forms

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