r23598 - gnucash/trunk/src/backend/xml - Bug 710824 - GnuCash should sanitise UTF-8 before serialising files
warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Dec 26 08:41:06 EST 2013
John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:
>>> Bug 710824 - GnuCash should sanitise UTF-8 before serialising files
>>> to avoid writing broken unparseable XML.
>>> This checks for both bad UTF8 and for invalid control characters
>>> that libxml2 doesn't convert to entities.
>> Are we going to need a similar process for the SQL backend?
> I don’t think so. SQL won’t refuse to load a database because one
> field has a character that doesn’t match some spec. In fact, it
> doesn’t much care what you put into it; as far as the DB is concerned,
> bytes is bytes.
Potentially true for the current set of databases, but it does mean that
if you go from SQL -> XML -> SQL then the resulting second SQL will not
be the same as the first.
> John Ralls
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