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Re: libwww contributions

From: Arthur Smith <apsmith@aps.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 09:18:19 -0500
Message-ID: <438B11AB.4020503@aps.org>
To: bancroft@america.net
CC: ahp@catbird.com, libwww w3c <www-lib@w3.org>

I had trouble compiling the latest (CVS) under solaris, anybody else 
tried this? Do you have a set of test OS's to validate before release (I 
can test on Linux, BSD, MacOS X, Solaris at least).

          Arthur

Vic Bancroft wrote:

>
> We are approaching a release of libwww version 5.4.1, since there are 
> quite a few accumulated updates to the source tree which should be 
> published. / With the following ChangeLog entry, we should be ready to 
> push out what we have now . . . /
>
>    /[bancroft@hilbert libwww]$ cvs diff ChangeLog/
>    /Index: ChangeLog/
>    /===================================================================/
>    /RCS file: /sources/public/libwww/ChangeLog,v/
>    /retrieving revision 1.53/
>    /diff -r1.53 ChangeLog/
>    /2a3,9/
>    /> 2005-11-11 Vic Bancroft <bancroft@america.net>/
>    />/
>    /> * Library/src/HT*.html, Library/src/SSL/HT*.html: wrap/
>    /> all header files with extern "C"/
>    /> * Library/src/HTFile, configure.ac: add a basis for/
>    /> addressing Ben's security concerns/
>    />/
>    //
>
> //There are at least two outstanding sets of modifications, for which 
> we have not received patches.  The first is usage of the new function 
> in HTFile to address the potential buffer overflow as discussed by 
> Ben.  The second is the set of changes as volunteered by Alec.
> /
> /On February 02, 2004 12:41 PM, Alec wrote,
>
>> We have made some modifications to the code that we would be happy to
>> contribute to the tree if others agree.  They include:
>>
>> 1) Parallel fetch from a single host (the solutions discussed on the
>> list did not work without further modification when the internal cache
>> was used)
>> 2) The HTML parser was not configured to parse <SCRIPT> blocks correctly
>> (in HTMLPDTD.c SCRIPT was defined as SGML_MIXED, changing it to
>> SGML_LITERAL fixed the issues)
>> 3) There were some issues related to cookies that I had to fix, related
>> to cookies being sent to the wrong hosts when a redirect to a URL in a
>> different domain was encountered.  The net result was that multiple
>> cookie headers were sent, instead of just the one.
>
>
> If we reduce the lag time between releases, perhaps will be easier to 
> incorporate modifications to the source tree into package releases to 
> the various applications and distributions. 
> Unless there are some objections, I would like to invite Jose to 
> schedule some time to help make the 5.4.1 release!
>
> more,
> l8r,
> v
>
>
Received on Monday, 28 November 2005 14:13:55 GMT

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