Patch #1356

In Activity views, changesets titles can be multiline while they should not

Added by Paul Rivier over 14 years ago. Updated over 14 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2008-06-02
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jean-Philippe Lang% Done:


Target version:0.7.2


This concerns both HTML view and Atom feed.

Are concerned entries for repository changeset whose content is
  • multiline
  • first line is short

I can't find an example in development Activity timeline, because Jean-Philippe usualy does not commit with such a changelog, so here is a example :

This commit fixes :
 - #13
 - #34

In this case, truncate would return a truncated string, no matter if it contains newlines. This multilines string end up raw, in XML <entry><title> </title> section of the feed, and in the <a href="/repositories/revision/..."> section of the Html activity page. While the later seem to be properly rendered by web engines, the former makes many feedreaders choke and display erroneous data, mixing fields. I'm not sure what the RFC says about it, but I'm sure most newsreaders are not designed to handle multilines titles.

Attached patch is one working solution and works on my instance. It uses a helper, very similar to truncate, but ensuring truncated string is NOT multiline. Feel free to comment.

format_truncate_single_line.patch Magnifier (2.52 KB) Paul Rivier, 2008-06-02 21:02

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Defect #34025: Issue subject truncated to 100 chars in the list from Pro... Confirmed

Associated revisions

Revision 1491
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 14 years ago

Fixed: changesets titles should not be multiline in atom feeds (#1356).


#1 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 14 years ago

An other solution would be to simply replace \n with a space.
What do you think ?

#2 Updated by Paul Rivier over 14 years ago

Jean-Philippe, this would fix the problem equally well, it is only a matter of taste. Mine is that a space is a char already used very often, so I find it hard to guess which spaces are genuine and which are not. How about " \ " or " / " or " ^ " or " - " or " > " ?
In any case, that will be a matter of taste and fix the problem, so just pick up the one you prefer. Ask for another patch if you want.

#3 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 14 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Paul, your patch should define format_truncate_single_line in ApplicationHelper since atom feeds may be rendered from any controller (not just ProjectsController).
Anyway, fix is applied in r1491 usings spaces.

#4 Updated by Holger Just 8 months ago

  • Related to Defect #34025: Issue subject truncated to 100 chars in the list from Projects > View all issues > Atom added

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