2 Bugs in 1 - Roblox Chat Vulnerability..?

This contains 2 different bugs with the Roblox Chat.

When sending a URL in between 2 words n it creates 3 messages (word before url, url, word after url)

Also after sending the message Roblox chat notification sees it as 1 message and, it breaks the HTML.


Expected behavior

I expect it to send 1 message, not 3, and it should show the URL in the chat bar, and not html.

Watching the video, it shows the URL for 1 frame then it breaks…?

This bug is only for the website, it works completely fine on the roblox app (Image credits from @cam8858


Another one!

Adding a greater than sign to a URL then sending a message makes it all weird, however it’s fine on mobile.

Example: https://www.roblox.com/> hi

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The greater sign is getting encoded into a html entity - You ever noticed how URLs show spaces as %20? That’s the same thing happening there.

This is just an acknowledgment announcement!

We’ve filed a ticket into our internal database for this issue, and will come back as soon as we have updates!

Thanks for flagging!

Thanks for flagging these 2 issues!

For the messages being split up, this is because on web, we only linkify moderated Roblox links to render as hypertext HTML and currently don’t support rendering the rest of user input as HTML. So this is working as intended, but is a current feature gap that leads to the weird UX you are seeing.

For the message preview link, that does indeed look broken. Our team has filed it as a bug into our backlog. Can’t promise any timelines for this one due to other ongoing priorities.