[3.4.0.22] Some links cannot be opened from email

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100% (but conditional to certain links)
BUILD ID: 3.4.0.22
HARDWARE (Jolla1, Tablet, XA2,…): Xperia 10
UI LANGUAGE: Swedish
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Yes

DESCRIPTION:

Some links cannot be followed/opened externally.
Either nothing happens or the mail goes white

PRECONDITIONS:

Get an html email with some links in it.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Tap link in email

EXPECTED RESULT:

Opens in Browser

ACTUAL RESULT:

In some scenarios nothing happens
In others it looks like embedded web view is trying to navigate away internally, and goes white

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

One such affected link (looks like it tries to navigate away):
<a href="https://www.webhallen.com/se/campaign/8039-Lagerrensning?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8039_lagerrensning&utm_content=bild&utm_term=vecka_40"><img src="https://images.webhallen.com/files/lagerrensning-nyhetsbrev-488x244.jpg"></a>

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Maybe related?
https://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1561777&postcount=2774

You would need to ping ancelad as he did not tell what he changed.

I doubt it. I don’t have any patches whatsoever.
Since the email rendering webview thingy was changed in 3.4, when this started, i am much more inclined to think it is related to that.
Or was there some more specific detail you meant?

I observed the same: when clicking a link in the email, sometimes not the browser opens but rather an ill-rendered webview opens in a next screen of the email client.

I would expect that the the link is consistently opend in the brower

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Another observation, but as a sidenote really… Long-press on images and/or things one would have expected to work as links brings up a useless browser-like dialog with no options.

No no. Not really.
It was just the similar end result, no links in mail client working.