Bug 137629 - evo: false positives in link-guessing
Summary: evo: false positives in link-guessing
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution   
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Version: rawhide
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Malcolm
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Reported: 2004-10-29 20:17 UTC by Zack Cerza
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-11 22:00:23 UTC
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screenshot of gnome-fs-ftp.png link (18.15 KB, image/png)
2004-10-29 20:18 UTC, Zack Cerza
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 323941 None None None Never

Description Zack Cerza 2004-10-29 20:17:25 UTC
Description of problem:
Evolution seems to think the text "gnome-fs-ftp.png" should be a link.
Specifically, the "ftp.png" part - "ftp://ftp.png". It seems pretty
obvious that this should not be a link to me. 

Here are some possible criteria to consider for the following
question: Should this string be a link, even though it lacks a
protocol prefix (like 'http://') and any slashes?
- NO if there are less than 2 dots in it (skip things like www.foo,
- NO if there is random junk before it (like 'gnome-fs-')
- NO if the characters between the last dot and the end of the string
are on a blacklist of common file extensions (but what about .COM files ;)
- YES if the characters between the last dot and the end of the string
are on a whitelist of valid TLDs

Obviously, the last criterion would be both slow and a pain to
maintain, and the third one would be highly subjective. Personally, I
like the first two... any ideas?

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Comment 1 Zack Cerza 2004-10-29 20:18:15 UTC
Created attachment 105958 [details]
screenshot of gnome-fs-ftp.png link

Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2005-08-22 19:48:50 UTC
Still affects rawhide right now.

Code in e-utils/e_text_to_html_full does a !strncasecmp (cur, "ftp://", 6)
which ought to work properly, so I suspect something else is at fault here.

Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2005-12-13 00:51:06 UTC
Still affects rawhide; evolution-2.5.2-1

Filed upstream here:

Comment 4 Zack Cerza 2006-01-11 23:31:15 UTC
I'm confused: You added it to FC5Target, then closed it.

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