I noticed a peculiar bug when using the Digsby IM Client and receiving a
message from a friend using SIP communicator. If I receive a message from a
SIP Communicator user that includes HTML elements, for example:
<div style="border: 1px solid #F00; padding: 10px; font-size: 14px; color:
It originally displays as text with no problems. However, Digsby has a
feature where when you close out an IM window, the next time you open a
window for that same user Digsby will display the last couple of messages
that you and your friend exchanged. When this happens, the HTML elements are
actually rendered in the IM window, instead of displaying as clear text.
This only happens for messages received from a SIP Communicator user, and
not messages I send myself.
I contacted Digsby support first, originally thinking that it was an issue
with their client. One of the developers contacted me and said he couldn't
repeat it when both users were on Digsby, and he tried to take a look at SIP
Communicator but couldn't even get a few of the nightly build installers to
Here's some system information:
I am running:
Digsby Build 27465,
Windows XP 64 bit
Friend is running:
SIP Communicator 1.0-alpha6-nightly.build.2798
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Steps to reproduce:
1. Have SIP communicator user IM Digsby user HTML elements, for example:
"<div style="border: 1px solid #F00; padding: 10px; font-size: 14px; color:
2. After Digsby user receives message, close out the Digsby IM window.
3. Re-open IM window on Digsby for the same SIP Communicator user.
4. The HTML elements have now been rendered instead of displaying as clear
My contact at Digsby is: Steve Shapiro (email@example.com)