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bug #64826: webread timeout option not respected

Submitter:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted:  Fri 27 Oct 2023 03:54:02 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 8.3.0 Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  8.4.0 Planned Release:  8.4.0
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Fri 12 Jan 2024 09:29:15 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Verified.  Marking as Fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Group administrator
Sun 29 Oct 2023 03:25:11 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Because this also fixes another bug (timeout in milliseconds was passed to setting in seconds), I pushed the patch to the stable branch:

Marking as ready for test.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Group administrator
Sat 28 Oct 2023 09:59:45 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The example code given in comment #0 fails with the following error for me:

>> webread('https://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com', 'Timeout', 1) ;

error: webwrite: KEYS and VALUES must be strings
error: called from
    webread at line 96 column 7

I can reproduce the issue with the following command though:

options = weboptions ();
options.Timeout = 1;
webread('https://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com', options);

The attached patch fixes that for me.

(file #55272)

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Group administrator
Fri 27 Oct 2023 03:54:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

Using an essentially dead server, the webread command does not time out according to the option given:

webread('https://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com', 'Timeout', 1) ;

It hangs instead for 5 minutes.

Muhali <muhali>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2024-01-12 rik5 StatusReady For Test Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2023-10-29 mmuetzel StatusPatch Submitted Ready For Test
        Fixed ReleaseNone 8.4.0
        Planned ReleaseNone 8.4.0
    2023-10-28 mmuetzel Attached File- Added bug64826-webread-timeout.patch, #55272
        CategoryNone Octave Function
        Item GroupNone Incorrect Result
        StatusNone Patch Submitted
        Operating SystemGNU/Linux Any

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