#617 closed defect (fixed)

Twitter support sends HTML entities and counts them incorrectly

Reported by: ilf@… Owned by: geert
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Twitter Version: 1.2.7
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Public server
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Since and thus in 1.2.7, BitlBee sends HTML entities, but the counter introduced in counts every single character of the entity.

I don't know what's best practice, BitlBee should either:

  • count HTML entities as single characters (should work with Twitter) or

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comment:1 Changed at 2010-05-19T20:05:12Z by wilmer

changeset:devel,583 fixes this at least partially.

Counting HTML entities as a single character doesn't (always) seem to work so that's not the way to go. :-(

A full solution would probably to count <> as 4 chars.

comment:2 Changed at 2010-05-22T15:23:32Z by wilmer

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I think this is fixed already. I successfully managed to tweet a message with fifty angle brackets, which means they get counted as one character, not four.

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