bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #57718, Increase supported OSC length


bug #57718: Increase supported OSC length

Submitter:  Egmont Koblinger <egmont>
Submitted:  Sat 01 Feb 2020 05:47:40 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
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Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Sat 01 Feb 2020 06:31:39 PM UTC, comment #1: 
Egmont Koblinger <egmont>
Sat 01 Feb 2020 05:47:40 PM UTC, original submission:  

screen's maximum supported length for OSC sequences is around 768 characters. After that, parameters within the sequence begin to appear literally on the screen.

The OSC 8 hyperlink feature (see via bug 50952) recommends that URLs of length up to 2083 bytes, an "id" of up to 250 bytes, and the necessary boilerplate (the ";id=" + ";" characters) are supported.

In order to at least silently ignore OSC 8, without causing display problems if an app emits a long URL, could the OSC size limit please be increased to at least about 2400?

Egmont Koblinger <egmont>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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