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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2 3/5] Extend nwfilter schema to accept comment attributes




Eric Blake <eblake redhat com> wrote on 09/28/2010 03:26:48 PM:

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> Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2 3/5] Extend nwfilter schema to accept
> comment attributes

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> Eric Blake

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> to:

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> Stefan Berger

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> 09/28/2010 03:27 PM

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> Cc:

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> libvir-list

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> On 09/28/2010 04:28 AM, Stefan Berger wrote:
> >> okay.  It also leaves out 8-bit bytes - could that be a problem for i18n
> >
> >> where people want comments with native-language accented characters?
> >> That is, are we being too strict here?  Maybe a better pattern would be
> >> to reject specific non-printing ASCII bytes we want to avoid, assuing
> >> you can use escape sequences like [^\001]?
> >
> > Looking at
> >
> >
http://www.asciitable.com/
> >
> > I should probably include 0x20-0x7E and 128-175, 224-238 - maybe even
> > more? So the regex then becomes
> >
> > [&#x20;-&#x7E;&#128;-&#175;&#224;-&#238;]{0,256}
>
> True ASCII is strictly 7-bit; any locale where isprint() returns true on
> 8-bit bytes is a superset single-byte encoding, such as ISO-8859-1, or
> 'extended ascii' from the URL you posted above.  But I'm also thinking
> about multi-byte encodings, like UTF-8, where we cannot a priori write a
> regex that will accept all valid Unicode printable characters, in part
> because you have to look at more than one byte at a time to determine if
> you have a printable character.  Which goes back to my suggestion of an
> inverse charset - rejecting bytes that are known to be non-printable
> ASCII, and letting everything else whether or not it is is a printable
> byte sequence in the current locale.  So what about this idea: exclude
> control characters except for tab, and let space and everything after
> through (I don't know if it needs to be adjusted to also reject &#x00):
>
> [^&#x01;-&#x08&#x0A-&#x1F]{0,256}


Fine by me. We may just give the impression of accepting unicode while the code does not handle it.

   Stefan

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