[jitsi-dev] Incorrect HTML encoding Pidgin <-> Jitsi


#1

Hi!

I've noticed obscure and incorrect HTML encoding when speaking from Pidgin to a Jitsi user.

The example listed below consists of me sending a Jitsi user a link to a popular website, Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com) via Pidgin. This is encoded in transit but is shown raw with HTML tags on the Jitsi user's GUI.

pidgin_output.png does not list the paste of a conversation (from another tab in Pidgin) to Jitsi but it shows the link being sent "normally".
jitsi_output.png shows the bad link output and bad formatting of the sent conversation.

Pidgin output is attached (pidgin_output.png)
Jitsi output (also attached, jitsi_output.png) :

sam Jun 21, 2013 15:16:30
i'm going to send stuff to you, show me the output, reporting the weird bug
<a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/news">https://news.ycombinator.com/news</a>

···

--
<font color="#204a87"><font size="2"><br>(15:17:08) </font><b><font size="3">sam: </font></b></font><font size="3"></font><font size="3">hi</font>
--

Thanks,


#2

Hi!

I've noticed obscure and incorrect HTML encoding when speaking from
Pidgin to a Jitsi user.

The example listed below consists of me sending a Jitsi user a link to a
popular website, Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com) via Pidgin. This is
encoded in transit but is shown raw with HTML tags on the Jitsi user's GUI.

pidgin_output.png does not list the paste of a conversation (from
another tab in Pidgin) to Jitsi but it shows the link being sent "normally".
jitsi_output.png shows the bad link output and bad formatting of the
sent conversation.

Pidgin output is attached (pidgin_output.png)
Jitsi output (also attached, jitsi_output.png) :

sam Jun 21, 2013 15:16:30
i'm going to send stuff to you, show me the output, reporting the weird bug
<a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/news">https://news.ycombinator.com/news</a>

···

--
<font color="#204a87"><font size="2"><br>(15:17:08) </font><b><font size="3">sam: </font></b></font><font size="3"></font><font size="3">hi</font>
--

Thanks,


#3

Adding that this was an OTR encrypted conversation. This does not happen
in Pidgin <-> Pidgin OTR conversations, or Pidgin <-> Adium (AFAIK)
conversations.