livecheck.url containing semicolon

Kevin Ballard eridius at
Sat Jun 9 17:44:15 PDT 2007

Ok, it actually was a bug, but not with semicolons - the livecheck  
target wasn't de-escaping the URL, so the presence of any whitespace,  
semicolons, or curly braces would cause this issue.

I've fixed the problem in r26041.

On Jun 9, 2007, at 4:17 PM, Kevin Ballard wrote:

> It's not a bug. It's the fact that the semicolon character is  
> treated the same as a newline, in that it separates commands. This  
> is a Tcl language feature.
> If you want a semicolon, either surround the entire value with  
> double-quotes, or use a backslash to escape the semicolon.
> livecheck.url  "${homepage}release/?C=M;O=D"
> livecheck.url ${homepage}release/?C=M\;O=D

Kevin Ballard
eridius at

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