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Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit)

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Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit)

I do not know which update began exhibiting this apparent reversion bug, as i have just returned home from several weeks in the hospital due to a heart attack, and do not know how many updates i missed.

When doing a drag-drop of a URL from either a link on a page OR the address line at the top of the browser, I will receive a "sanity failure" error, ranging from an empty NON-URL file, to an OS error complaining about being unable to access an attempted directory destination.

If the link I am dragging is bereft of illegal characters (i.e., ":" -- a colon), the action will succeed.

If there IS a colon, the text to the LEFT of the colon will become the filename. The colon and everything to its right will be truncated. And, the file will be a zero-byte file of unknown (to me) type.

Other illegal characters in the page's Title field will produce more dramatic misbehavior.

PLEASE revert to the previous behavior (i.e., filtering the Title before creating the filename for the bookmark file)!

Earlier versions of Firefox (again, I do not know when this began) NEVER exhibited this behavior.

'''Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit)''' I do not know which update began exhibiting this apparent reversion bug, as i have just returned home from several weeks in the hospital due to a heart attack, and do not know how many updates i missed. When doing a drag-drop of a URL from either a link on a page OR the address line at the top of the browser, I will receive a "sanity failure" error, ranging from an empty NON-URL file, to an OS error complaining about being unable to access an attempted directory destination. If the link I am dragging is bereft of illegal characters (i.e., ":" -- a colon), the action will succeed. If there IS a colon, the text to the LEFT of the colon will become the filename. The colon and everything to its right will be truncated. And, the file will be a zero-byte file of unknown (to me) type. Other illegal characters in the page's '''Title''' field will produce more dramatic misbehavior. PLEASE revert to the previous behavior (i.e., filtering the '''Title''' before creating the filename for the bookmark file)! Earlier versions of Firefox (again, I do not know when this began) NEVER exhibited this behavior.

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102.0.1 -- seems to be fixed!

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Sorry to hear about your heart attack. Firefox is on a four-week cycle for major releases. We know this bug will be fixed in Firefox 103 (scheduled to release on July 26th), but we don't know whether there will be a fix sooner in a 102.0.1 release.

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102.0.1 -- seems to be fixed!

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Yes, this bug was fixed in the Firefox update to version 102.0.1 which was released yesterday. Release notes: http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/102.0.1/releasenotes/

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