Make sure that WebSocket messages are valid UTF-8 v1 SUPERSEDED

Hubert Hirtz: 1
 Make sure that WebSocket messages are valid UTF-8

 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
Le 02/09/2020 à 16:57, Simon Ser a écrit :
Hubert Hirtz <hubert@hirtzfr.eu> wrote:
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[PATCH] Make sure that WebSocket messages are valid UTF-8 Export this patch

... by replacing invalid bytes with the REPLACEMENT CHARACTER U+FFFD

This is better than:
- discarding the whole message, since the user would not see it...
- removing invalid bytes, since the user would not see their presence,
- converting the encoding (this is actually not possible).

Contrary to its documentation, strings.ToValidUTF8 doesn't copy the
string if it's valid UTF-8:
 conn.go | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/conn.go b/conn.go
index 6914179..701e8f5 100644
--- a/conn.go
+++ b/conn.go
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@ import (

@@ -62,7 +63,7 @@ func (wic websocketIRCConn) ReadMessage() (*irc.Message, error) {

func (wic websocketIRCConn) WriteMessage(msg *irc.Message) error {
	b := []byte(msg.String())
	b := []byte(strings.ToValidUTF8(msg.String(), "\ufffd"))
	ctx := context.Background()
	if !wic.writeDeadline.IsZero() {
		var cancel context.CancelFunc

Can we use the unicode.ReplacementChar [1] constant instead of
hardcoding the value?

There's also bytes.ToValidUTF8, but not sure it's better than

[1]: https://golang.org/pkg/unicode/#pkg-constants