Re: [htdig] external_parsers: ignored

Subject: Re: [htdig] external_parsers: ignored
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 10:38:54 PDT

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Klaus Gröger wrote:
> > external_parsers: "application/pdf; charset=iso-8859-1" "/usr/share/htdig/"
> Hmm. Does it work if you just have "application/pdf;"? I'm assuming the
> ExternalParser code thought that the semicolon was part of the MIME-Type.

The code seems to be making assumptions about the
Content-Type header that it shouldn't. Elsewhere, this header value
is compared using mystrncmp(), which is case insensitive and doesn't
go beyond the length of the string to which it's compared, so any
extra stuff is ignored. In ExternalParser's constructor, canParse(),
and elsewhere it does Dictionary lookups using contentType as a key,
without first trimming and lowercasing this key, so any uppercase letters
or extra information will cause the match to fail.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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