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  2. MDL-8130

blackboard 5 question import html entity and question name length safety [patch]

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 1.7
    • 1.7.1, 1.8
    • Questions
    • None
    • Linux, PostgreSQL 7 backend
    • PostgreSQL
    • MOODLE_17_STABLE
    • MOODLE_17_STABLE, MOODLE_18_STABLE

    Description

      I was attempting to import questions using the blackboard 5 type that a faculty member was having problems with and the import was silently dying during the process. After turning on debugging I saw that the question->name field was simply too big >255 for the field in the database. I fixed that in the code by truncating the name to 254 characters. Also in this patch I check to see if the questions are already in HTML encoded format, and if so, I re-interpret the HTML entities so that things like ৻ are the actual character rather than code when printed to the screen. Attached is a test case and my patch.

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              howardsmiller Howard Miller
              paul.ortman Paul Ortman
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              Safat Shahin, Tim Hunt, Andrew Lyons, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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                17/Jan/07