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Subject Re: Problem showing on main ASF page
Date Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:11:19 GMT

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.

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 

> Anyway, the subject line contains a ™ character, which had gotten
> encoded, was not decoded by mod_mbox (aka 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.

> I suggest you follow up with the mod_mbox developers
> ( about the mod_mbox bug.

Will do. (Well, will try.)

> 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/
> wrote on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 16:14:17 -0500:
>> 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]
>> 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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