[OT] Re: Commit 6803 contains invalid char on commit log

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Sun Oct 2 04:03:08 PDT 2005

Anderson Lizardo wrote:
> Are you saying that my workaround for the svn2html.pl script (used by
> the website scripts to convert Subversion's XML output to HTML)
> prevented you from adding Unicode chars to the commit message?

No, I'm saying that I haven't tried to add them because I knew that the 
workaround will turn them into garbage. The proper (portable) solution 
is of course to convert non-ASCII characters to Unicode entities like 
∞ or (equivalently) ∞

> I think you will agree with me that we should first find out _how_ an
> invalid char managed to get into the Subversion commit message and how
> can we prevent this from happening again, before letting svn2html.pl
> trust that "svn log --xml" is outputting correct XML.

Correct, that's why I CC:ed Jim.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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