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bug#13802: stack overflow in mm-add-meta-html-tag

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#13802: stack overflow in mm-add-meta-html-tag
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:38:49 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

>> I see a "Stack overflow in regexp matcher" error traceable back to
>> lisp/gnus/mm-decode.el func ‘mm-add-meta-html-tag’ fragment:
>>   (re-search-forward "\
>>   <meta\\s-+http-equiv=[\"']?content-type[\"']?\\s-+content=[\"']\
>>   text/\\(\\sw+\\)\\(?:\;\\s-*charset=\\(.+\\)\\)?[\"'][^>]*>" nil t)
>> To allow the user (not me) to continue, i kludged the form to be:
>>   (ignore-errors
>>     (re-search-forward "..." nil t))
>> that is, wrapping w/ ‘ignore-errors’.  Is there a better solution?
> `sgml-html-meta-auto-coding-function' uses a similar regexp
> that doesn't fail with stack overflow.  You could get some ideas
> from this regexp and sync the regexp in `mm-add-meta-html-tag' with it.

I've adapted the regexp from that function in the patch below, but since
I don't have a test case, I'm not really sure about committing it.

Thien-Thi, could you post the message that triggers this error, or the
relevant bits of it?

diff --git a/lisp/mm-decode.el b/lisp/mm-decode.el
index 17c8fb1..eaf9de4 100644
--- a/lisp/mm-decode.el
+++ b/lisp/mm-decode.el
@@ -1405,9 +1405,7 @@ Return t if meta tag is added or replaced."
 <meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=%s\">" charset))
       (let ((case-fold-search t))
        (goto-char (point-min))
-       (if (re-search-forward "\
-text/\\(\\sw+\\)\\(?:\;\\s-*charset=\\([^\"'>]+\\)\\)?[^>]*>" nil t)
+       (if (re-search-forward 
 nil t)
            (if (and (not force-charset)
                     (match-beginning 2)
                     (string-match "\\`html\\'" (match-string 1)))

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