I noticed the following behavior in Smack using data forms (XEP-0004).
When smack inserts text in a message packet body, it escapes invalid XML character properly.
is converted to
However when inserting the same data in forms, this escaping is not done. I am including the Scala code that generates the error along with a screenshot that shows the error
The Scala code creates a message packet and inserts a user-specified string in the body. It also adds a dataform to the packet and inserts the same string as the value of a form field.
From the screenshot, we can see that the message body contents are properly escaped while the form field contents are not.
Note: I have not given the code for Util.readUserInput() and conn(). However the two functions return as follows:
readUserInput reads user’s input from standard input after giving a prompt and returns that input; conn() returns a Connection object.
I think this is a bug in the Smack library itself. (Smack version: smack_3_1_0).
smackBug.scala.zip (790 Bytes)