On Tue, 9 Apr 2013 05:57:47 -0700 (PDT)
Oj W <ojwli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Change a binary file whose filename contains an ampersand, then view
> the commitdiff page in gitweb.
> Firefox refuses to display the commitdiff page because "XML Parsing
> Error: not well-formed". (Other pages like "commit" and "tree" work
> fine when showing the same file)
> Is this a known bug? A webserver configuration thing?
> Webserver here is NGINX. First 5 lines of each gitweb page are like:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC
> "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
> xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en-US"
> lang="en-US"><!-- git web interface version 184.108.40.206, (C) 2005-2006,
> Kay Sievers <kay.siev...@vrfy.org>, Christian Gierke --><!-- git core
> binaries version 220.127.116.11 -->
I would just try to dump the TCP traffic of the client/server exchange
while requesting that commitdiff page and see what the server sends to
the client. Wireshark could be used for this (or tcpdump, with the
capture file it generated inspected in Wireshark afterwards).
This will allow you to either prove or disprove the assertion the
generated page contains an unescaped ampersand.
Also try to see if any commit in the recent gitweb commit history
applies to your case .
In either case please direct bug reports to the main Git list (for
developers) which is git at vger.kernel.org (see  for more info).
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