livecheck.url containing semicolon

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Jun 9 22:33:52 PDT 2007

On Jun 9, 2007, at 19:44, Kevin Ballard wrote:

> 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
> 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.

Cool! Thanks.

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