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Re: svn log causes XML parse error (internal error)

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-07-20 00:23:17 CEST

On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 12:16:56AM +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
> What's the use case for having control characters in properties?

Someone was on IRC trying to put ANSI color codes in their response from
their hooks. Guess they had a syntax checker and wanted to show green
for files that passed and red for files that failed. I can imagine the
same request is there for log messages.

Given the dangers of control characters, I don't think we should bother
to try and support them. Otherwise we end up trying to decide when to
filter them from the terminal. And open ourself up as an attack vector
against some buggy terminal.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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