Double ampersand bug

  • I noticed that when I bookmark a site with an ampersand logogram "&" in its title, the bookmark title displays two of them. For example, I bookmarked the arts blog at http://poulwebb.blogspot.in/ and Opera insists on titling the bookmark ART && ARTISTS. Attempts to manually edit this failed. Please squash this little bug. The devil is in the details, isn't it?

  • I noticed that when I bookmark a site with an ampersand logogram "&" in its title, the bookmark title displays two of them. For example, I bookmarked the arts blog at http://poulwebb.blogspot.in/ and Opera insists on titling the bookmark ART && ARTISTS. Attempts to manually edit this failed. Please squash this little bug. The devil is in the details, isn't it?

    It is. Or so they say. 🙂 But you didn't specify which version of Opera are you using. And, as you can see here, it doesn't happen for all of them.

    I'm using Opera Developer 27.0.1670.0.
    Also, I got the same result with Opera 25.0.1614.68.

    Between you and me, that looks more like a site issue than a browser issue. You can test that pretty easily by accessing the same page with another browser and adding it to bookmarks. Also, as a suggestion, you could try removing that bookmark and adding it again. If I was right and if it was indeed a site issue, the bug should not occur anymore.

  • I'm using Opera 25.0.1614.68 on Mac OS 10.9.5. The error is not a site issue. I tested it in Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Sleipnir and all of them correctly titled the bookmark with a single "&." I also had a peek at the site's source and found nothing strange about it's title tag:

    <title>ART & ARTISTS</title>

    Lastly, I followed your suggestion and removed the bookmark from Opera and added it again. The result was the same: ART && ARTISTS. Your screenshot DOES match what I see when I initially bookmark the page. It's when the bookmark appears on the bookmarks bar that the problem becomes visible. To be clear: the bookmark title renders correctly with one "&" in the oversize thumbnail format, but not when it is simply a link on the bookmarks bar (or in a drop-down folder on the bar). Attempts to edit out the extra "&" fail.

    I hope this clarifies the problem so it can be fixed. Opera became my default browser last month, and I'm rooting for it to become perfect and succeed.

    Best, Joe in Minneapolis

  • Oops. I didn't realize html would actually be rendered in my comment. So, to correct: the bit where I said there was nothing strange about it's title tag was followed by example code showing "ART & ARTISTS" set between standard html denoting a title.

  • Gah!! It did it again! I'll insert spaces this time:

    The bit where I said there was nothing strange about it's title tag was followed by example code showing "ART & a m p ; ARTISTS" set between standard html denoting a title. Just a simple standard title tag with no funny business.

  • Gah!! It did it again! I'll insert spaces this time:
    The bit where I said there was nothing strange about it's title tag was followed by example code showing "ART & a m p ; ARTISTS" set between standard html denoting a title. Just a simple standard title tag with no funny business.

    Hello

    You don't need to post over and over again. There is a gear icon for each post, under the avatar, which allows you to edit your post with a 30 minutes counter. 🙂

    About your actual issue, a screenshot would have brought a lot of light into this. But I was able to reproduce the bug and take a screenshot of it here.

    So yeah, bug confirmed.

    BTW, the bookmark doesn't necessarily have to be in the Bookmarks Bar folder. It can be in any of your folders.

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