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Re: [Bug-wget] URL encoding issues (Was: GNU wget 1.17.1 released)

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] URL encoding issues (Was: GNU wget 1.17.1 released)
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:33:10 +0100
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On Monday 14 December 2015 18:33:38 Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 20:04:31 +0100
> > From: "Andries E. Brouwer" <address@hidden>
> > Cc: "Andries E. Brouwer" <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> > 
> > On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 08:01:27PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > > If no one is going to pick up the gauntlet, I will sit down and do it
> > > myself, although I'm terribly busy with Emacs 25.1 release.
> > 
> > Good!
> While working on this, I bumped into 2 related issues:
>  1. The functions that call 'iconv' (in iri.c) don't make a point of
>     flushing the last portion of the converted URL after 'iconv'
>     returns successfully having converted the input string in its
>     entirety.  IME, you need then to call 'iconv' one last time with
>     either the 2nd or the 3rd argument set to NULL, otherwise
>     sometimes the last converted character doesn't get output.  In my
>     case, some URLs converted from CP1255 to UTF-8 lost their last
>     character.  It sounds like no one has actually used this
>     conversion in iri.c, except for trivially converting UTF-8 to
>     itself.  Is that possible/reasonable?

You are absolutely right.

Attached is a small test C code that shows (and fixes) the problem.

Regards, Tim

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