URI protocol for invoking pidgin

Steven Gauna smcgauna at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 21:27:46 EDT 2012


Hmm, I am seeing something different than you Mohamed.

I've opened up Firebug's javascript console in Firefox and entered the
command:
> window.location='xmpp:user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR 12345';

I opened up Pidgin's debug log and saw the following:
(18:07:43) winpidgin: Got protocol handler request:
xmpp:user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR%2012345
(18:07:43) util: Processing message '
user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR%2012345' for protocol 'xmpp' using
delimiter ';'.

What I saw in my conversation window was exactly:
SR%2012345

In the documentation on
http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0147.html#actions-message, it seems to say
that the %20 should be translated to a space, but that is not what I am
seeing.  Using latest version of pidgin on Windows with the following
protocol handler:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\pidgin.exe" --protocolhandler=%1

Running the following command:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin>pidgin --protocolhandler=
xmpp:user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR%2012345

Results in the same behavior.  However, running:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin>pidgin --protocolhandler=
xmpp:user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR 12345

Results in the behavior Mohamed Hamed is reporting.  This seems to be due
to the fact that Windows has no proper way of escaping spaces in a
parameter.  So 12345 is passed as %2 which is ignored by Pidgin.  Even
trying ^ and \ had no results in escaping the space character.  Although, I
think the real problem here is that Pidgin does not seem to be decoding the
body parameter as expected.  At least not for me.

Anyone else getting different results?
--
Steven Gauna

window.location='xmpp:user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR 12345';


On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Mohamed Hamed <mohamed.sayed at oracle.com>wrote:

> I'm sorry,
>  I already encoded the space with %20 and still has the problem
>
>  javascript:(function(){window.location='
> xmpp:user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR%2012345';;})();;
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Warren [mailto:lists at hireahit.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:25 AM
> To: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: URI protocol for invoking pidgin
>
> On 8/29/2012 3:32 PM, Mohamed Hamed wrote:
> > Thank you Daniel for the quick response.
> > It is working fine now after adding the message command.
> >
> > However I had another problem. If the body has a space, nothing come
> after the space.
> > For ex:
> >   I created a bookmark as the following :
> >
> >   javascript:(function(){window.location='
> xmpp:user.name at oracle.com?message;body=SR 12345';;})();;
> >
> >   This successfully open the chat window for user.name with a body as
> "SR" and any text after the space is ignored.
> >
>
> Since we're talking URIs, shouldn't a space be encoded as %20 or similar?
>
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