Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449535
YM status cannot include URL
Last modified: 2008-06-05 21:38:40 EDT
Description of problem:
For a release or two, pidgin does not allow to use URL links as status for Yahoo
messenger. There seems to be a bug when processing the last dot in the domain
name. For instance
http://www --> displayed
http://www.220 -> displayed
http://www.220.ro --> not displayed, the previous value is retained
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
also appears in http://rpm.pidgin.im/rhel/5/i386/pidgin-2.4.2-0.el5.i386.rpm
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set as status any text but not an URL; see the status change as it should
2. set as status an URL; watch the status NOT change if the final dot in the
domain name is included
If the new YM status includes an URL, pidgin broadcasts either the previous
status or nothing at all.
Additional comments: the status as written in ~/.purple/accounts.xml is correct.
The value which is broadcast is not.
further research shows that this behavior is due to yahoo servers filtering
based om some unknown-unsane-idiotic regexes. sorry for the noise.
(In reply to comment #2)
> further research shows that this behavior is due to yahoo servers filtering
> based om some unknown-unsane-idiotic regexes. sorry for the noise.
Thanks for figuring this much out, do you have any references to the problem?
Does it also affect the official client? I'd like to close upstream bug
http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/5864 too :)