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Bug#1002595: debbugs: get_bug_log can incorrectly return an e-mail body with xsi:type="xsd:long"

On Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:21:05 -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Dec 2021, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > i get that the server is misbehaving now so clients don't have much
> > choice but to workaround them, but the server response should be fixed
> > nevertheless.
> Happy to accept patches to fix the XML serialization in SOAP. The way
> that Debbugs is doing it is clearly not correct, but fixing it isn't
> high on my priority list. [Really, it's past time for us to support a
> REST interface and abandon the SOAP interface.]

i've dug around the source a bit.  tbh, the exclusive use of perl makes it
a pretty big barrier for contribution, and so it's unlikely i'll be able to
offer anything substantial.  i was barely able to get it running using the
incomplete/buggy README instructions.

i'm not asking/suggesting it be rewritten in a diff language of course as i
grok the long history and such.  just explaining why it's unlikely i'll be
sending any useful code patches.

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