Re: [PATCH v3] gitweb: Replace tag with full URLs (when using PATH_INFO)
Junio C Hamano
Tobias Girstmair
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2020-07-12 23:05:08 UTC
On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 02:00:01PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>Sorry, but I am not sure the description is understandable to the
>intended readers of this sentence.
>Where does this README.html come from?

gitweb reads a README.html from each repository to display on the 
summary page. 'man 1 gitweb' has a paragraph on it under "Per-repository 
gitweb configuration".

>Is it stored in the history of the repository as a blob, and sent to
>the browser with a call to git_blob_plain() sub?  Wouldn't that

No, it's a plain file in a bare repository, placed there either manually 
or by a post-update hook.

>codepath send the untrusted end-user data as an attachment, in which
>case relative links in the blob do not get resolved relative to the
>base URL anyway, no?

I'm not exactly sure what you're saying. gitweb includes the README.html 
as-is (i.e. without escaping). If the user wanted to include an image, 
they'd write <img src="blob_plain/HEAD:/image.png"> (assuming this patch 
landed). In practise, these URLs will be rewritten by the 
markdown-to-html converter.