[Pidgin] #16107: Incorrect URI handling

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue Mar 4 11:40:11 EST 2014

#16107: Incorrect URI handling
 Reporter:  cron    |      Owner:
     Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
Milestone:          |  Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.7  |   Keywords:  URI, link
 Pidgin doesn't handle URI's correctly if the URI is encapsulate in special
 characters, such as parenthesis "(" and ")". The lack of a leading space
 before the URI (and after, likely) causes it not be recognized as a link,
 and as such, it can't be clicked on. This effects the URIs for the game
 Unvanquished, which uses the URI "unv://". Known-protocol handling does
 not have this problem. For instance:

 (http://somewebpage.com) -Known protocol HTTP will work - this can be
 (unv://unvanquishedserver:port) -URI, this will not work and can't be

 The special characters should not break the recognition of the link, per
 RFC specs: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#appendix-A

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16107>
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