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From "ASF subversion and git services (Jira)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (WW-5022) Struts 2.6 escaping behaviour change for s:a (anchor) tag
Date Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:15:00 GMT


ASF subversion and git services commented on WW-5022:

Commit d83e93919c6ec7899c75c22d705fd30fa15c1990 in struts's branch refs/heads/master from
Lukasz Lenart
[;h=d83e939 ]

 WW-5022 Adds missing autogenerated tags

> Struts 2.6 escaping behaviour change for s:a (anchor) tag
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: WW-5022
>                 URL:
>             Project: Struts 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 2.6
>         Environment: Tomcat 7.0, 8.5 using Java 8 and 11.
>            Reporter: James Chaplin
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 2.6
> While interacting with the current 2.6 Showcase application I recently noticed that+
the "Home" glyph icon was not displaying correctly+.  Instead of the icon, +the page displayed
the body content literally in the browser+.  Checking the page source (view source in browser)
it turns out the body content of the tag was HTML-escaped.  I double-checked and this does
not happen to Struts 2.5.21 (snapshot) or older 2.6 Showcase apps.
> This behaviour might affect other tags, but +it was noticed and confirmed with "s:a"+
(the JSP anchor tag).
> After some digging (using older commits from GitHub and building the 2.6 Showcase app
from them) it appears the automatic body escaping did not occur prior to January 2nd 2019,
but was introduced with one of the multiple commits applied on January 3rd 2019.
> It could be an interaction between earlier mid-December 2018 commits that changed the
Freemarker configuration version in FreemarkerManager (Configuration.VERSION_2_3_0) to a new
one (Configuration.VERSION_2_3_28), combined with the January 3rd commits.  Couldn't find
the exact cause, but perhaps one of the Struts Team might be able to do so.
> Given the original/old behaviour +it seems that auto-escaping the tag body might be a

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