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sr #108433: "&" text in bug discussion was reduced to "&" in the corresponding E-Mail message

Submitted by:  Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Submitted on:  Tue 05 Nov 2013 01:57:24 PM UTC  
Category: Savannah trackers - bugs, tasks, etc.Priority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOperating System: None
Open/Closed: Open

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Sun 06 Sep 2015 12:03:56 PM UTC, comment #2:

This is not limited to HTML entities, backslashes in the post are also affected.

See this post on Savannah:

Compared to the same post on mailing list:

You'd see that backslashes inside verbatim tag (and a character that
followed each of them) have been disappeared from the email content.

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Tue 11 Aug 2015 08:02:55 AM UTC, comment #1:

This issue is still reproducible.

Compare mailing list view:

to Savanae view on comment 7 of sr #108277:

You'll see that common named entities like ampersand, no-breaking space,
greater-than symbol, lesser-than symbol are affected.

Less-common ones like copyright symbol, registered trademark symbol,
ordinary trademark symbol, and numeric entities (both decimal and hexadecimal)
are not affected.

Not sure that it's Savanae's fault or the mailing engine that Savanae uses.
But this surely makes discussion that involves HTML code awkward.

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Tue 05 Nov 2013 01:57:24 PM UTC, original submission:

Note: please read this on Savannah directly, since this issue
may affect thread's E-Mail content.

I have some problem posting to Savannah's support item page,
and this problem is somehow specific to a postings that contain
HTML character entity reference.

When I post a comment that have HTML character entity reference
in it, it results in the correct posting when viewed from Savannah.

But when I viewed the thread from E-Mail, some character entity
was decoded (instead of displayed verbatim) causing confusion,
especially if that thread was a discussion that involved HTML code.

Reproducing steps:

- Log in to GNU Savannah

- Visit some random Savannah support item
(in this case, sr #108277 which I originally encountered the issue)

- Type this in the "Add a new Comment" textbox:

- Click "Submit Changes" on top of the page.

- Check your E-Mail for the message from Savannah.

- You'd see that in the message content:
"&amp;" will be turned to "&"
"&gt;" turned to ">"
and "&lt;" turned to "<"
(although "&#39;" and "&#x22;" were left intact)

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>


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