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Bug#242020: marked as done (www.debian.org: security/dsa-long.en.rdf has HTML markup in <description> tag)



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and subject line Bug@242020: www.debian.org: security/dsa-long.en.rdf has HTML markup in <description> tag
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Package: www.debian.org
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

I just added http://www.debian.org/security/dsa-long.en.rdf to my RSS
feed aggregator and realized that it does behave strangely.
AIUI, the description tag is not supposed to contain ordinary HTML markup
in RSS 1.0.  Since it is ment as a teaser anyway, and interested people
are supposed to follow the link (thats the rss design), I think it would
not hurt to be more standards compliant and simply strip well-known
HTML constructs.

Index: english/template/debian/recent_list.wml
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/template/debian/recent_list.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.115
diff -u -r1.115 recent_list.wml
--- english/template/debian/recent_list.wml	20 Feb 2004 08:18:24 -0000	1.115
+++ english/template/debian/recent_list.wml	4 Apr 2004 11:07:21 -0000
@@ -320,10 +320,12 @@
                 # HTML entities
                 $moreinfo =~ s/(&[^#;]+;)/&decodehtmlentity($1)/ge;
                 # <email "xxx"> <url "xxx">
-                $moreinfo =~ s#<email "([^>]+)">#<a href="mailto:$1";>$1</a>#g;
-                $moreinfo =~ s#<url "([^>]+)">#<a href="$1">$1</a>#g;
+                $moreinfo =~ s#<email "([^>]+)">#$1#g;
+                $moreinfo =~ s#<url "([^>]+)">#$1#g;
                 # HTML tags
-                $moreinfo =~ s/</&lt;/g;
+      		$moreinfo =~ s#</?p>##g; 
+		$moreinfo =~ s#<a [^>]+>([^<]*)</a>#$1#g;
+	        $moreinfo =~ s/</&lt;/g;
                 $moreinfo =~ s/>/&gt;/g;
                 $moreinfo =~ s/"/&quot;/g;
                 # WML continuation



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I think this bug is a non-issue nowadays.  Almost all rss and rdf feeds
include (x)html formatting inside the feeds, and this is explicitly
allowed by the specification [1].  Therefore, I am closing this bug.

Kind regards,
bas.

[1] http://web.resource.org/rss/1.0/spe

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