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From "Daniel Shahaf" <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Problem showing on main ASF page
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 06:10:19 GMT


On Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:11 PM, "tj@apache.org" <tj@apache.org> wrote:
> Daniel,
> 
> On 11/13/2011 15:32, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > Would have been useful if you noted the date/time you saw the site, the
> > revision of ^/infrastructure/trunk/site at the time, or took
> > a screenshot.  The site regenerates hourly.
> >
> You may assume from the date line on my email that the problem was 
> occurring then. Actually, the problem is still visible *now*. The 
> security item has moved off the bottom of the list, but the pied item is 
> still visible as the last item.
> 
> I have no idea how to find the revision level; I have no SVN fu.
> 

Go to https://svn.apache.org/repos/infra/websites/production/www and
note the revnum at the end of the page.

> Screenshots I can do. I will attach them (and a copy of the whole page) 
> for the benefit of the mbox developers. (If anybody else has a use for 
> them, just ask.) But they (and the subject line) are only part of the 
> problem.
> 
> > Anyway, the subject line contains a ™ character, which had gotten
> > encoded, was not decoded by mod_mbox (aka mail-archives.apache.org the
> > software behind), and the CMS stuff just took it literally.
> >
> Please note the garbled em-dashes in the announcement date line. I have 
> seen very similar garbles where mbox is not at all involved. I suggest 
> that there is another problem, elsewhere.
> 

Can't reproduce.  The ™ in the subject link and the em dashes in the
body display fine here.

> > I suggest you follow up with the mod_mbox developers
> > (http://httpd.apache.org/mod_mbox/) about the mod_mbox bug.
> 
> Will do. (Well, will try.)
> 

Good luck

> > I'll
> > follow up with press@ to advise them not to use UTF-8 in subjects until
> > the bug is fixed.
> >
> > Thanks for the report.
> 
> Welcome. It's very frustrating to still have the system programmer's eye 
> for things out of place, but not have the "hands" (tools and fu) to fix 
> them myself. --/tj/

I'm sure mod_mbox devs would appreciate extra eyes/hands on the bugfix.

> >
> > tj@apache.org wrote on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 16:14:17 -0500:
> >> http://www.apache.org/
> >>
> >> is showing a garbled announcement for the Tika project. The top
> >> version is fine, but another, further down (just above the Tomcat
> >> CVE), is trashed.
> >>
> >> In particular, the date line shows garbles where em-dashes should
> >> be. (Not to mention the headline.) I have seen similar garbles on
> >> the web pages of the AOOo podling. I have looked at the SVN content
> >> of one of these, using the "view" link provided by the commit
> >> notice, and the content itself looks okay, although the commit
> >> notice shows the garbles.
> >>
> >> The problem is with UTF-8 translation somewhere. Using the UTF-8
> >> rules for multi-byte encoding, the garbles decode into the expected
> >> characters.
> >>
> >> If I knew enough to file an issue, I would. --/tj/
> >>
> >> ====== scraped off the web page:
> >> =?utf-8?B?VGhlIEFwYWNoZSBTb2Z0d2FyZSBGb3VuZGF0aW9uIEFubm91bmNlcyBBcGFj?=
> >> =?utf-8?B?aGUgVGlrYeKEoiB2MS4wIA==?=
> >>
> >> [this announcement is also available online at http://s.apache.org/N0I]
> >>
> >> Standards-based, Content and Metadata Detection and Analysis Toolkit
> >> Powers Large-scale, Multi-lingual,
> >> Multi-format Repositories at Adobe, the Internet Archive, NASA Jet
> >> Propulsion Laboratory,
> >> and more.
> >>
> >> 9 November 2011 —FOREST HILL, MD— The Apache Software Foundation
> >> (ASF), the all-volunteer
> >> developers, stewards, and incubators of...
> >>
> >> [SECURITY] CVE-2011-3376 Apache Tomcat - Privilege Escalation via
> >> Manager app
> >>
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 

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