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Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#1725 closed defect (duplicate)

timeline RSS XML includes unescaped characters in author element

Reported by: brad@… Owned by: Jonas Borgström
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: timeline Version: devel
Severity: normal Keywords: rss xml unescaped
Cc: Branch:
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Description

In the RSS view of the timeline, less-than and greater-than signs in the author elements, e.g. as used in email addresses like:

John Doe <jdoe@…>

are not escaped. That can make the RSS XML unparseable and break the feed.

A concrete example:

$ curl -s "http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/timeline?changeset=on&milestone=on&ticket=on&ticket_details=on&wiki=on&max=50&daysback=90&format=rss" | xmllint -
-:234: parser error : error parsing attribute name
     <author>Anduin Withers <awithers@anduin.com></author>
                                     ^
-:234: parser error : attributes construct error
     <author>Anduin Withers <awithers@anduin.com></author>
                                     ^
-:234: parser error : Couldn't find end of Start Tag awithers line 234
     <author>Anduin Withers <awithers@anduin.com></author>

—Brad

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comment:1 by dbt@…, 17 years ago

Yes. This is currently happening to the trac timeline rss feed, see the feed validator

comment:2 by Christian Boos, 16 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

See #1912 and #2290.

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