[Phpmyadmin-devel] Newlines in error reporting server

Piotr Przybylski piotr.prz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 09:08:21 CEST 2013

2013/10/23 Isaac Bennetch <bennetch at gmail.com>

> On 10/22/13 8:48 PM, Isaac Bennetch wrote:
> > In the user description field of the error reporting server, new lines
> > are represented as \n rather than <br> or some other HTML-friendly
> > means. This is easy to fix, however I'm not sure where best to fix it.
> >
> > Do we convert the raw input before submission (line 58 of
> > libraries/error_report.lib.php or on display (line 88 of
> > app/View/Incidents/view.ctp)? I think it's best to do it on submission,
> > but wanted to double-check first.
> >
> For example, see http://reports.phpmyadmin.net/incidents/view/62
Just a thought (I haven't looked at the code): if user's description is
just a plain text it would be better to just pass it through nl2br just
before displaying, after making sure that we convert all "\n" escape
sequences to proper newlines before text is saved to our database.

Piotr Przybylski
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