[webkit-dev] CSS Parse error in <link rel> element.

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Tue Feb 7 02:23:32 PST 2017

07.02.2017, 12:55, "Atul Sowani" <sowani at gmail.com>:
> Thanks Geoffrey, Alex, Yoav for the debugging pointer. I am debugging the issue further using this information and will most likely need some more help in immediate future as well.
> Unfortunately, I don't have a stand-alone test case which can be tested with qtwebkit. I am trying to load a page using PhantomJS and it's crashing. The typical URLs which cause it to crash are http://engadget.com and http://cnn.com - both of these load without any issue on x86 platform though, so the issue seems to be specific to ppc64le.

A few suggestions:

1. I suppose you are building with disabled JIT, as WebKit does not implement JIT for any PPC variant in official tree. This may introduce subtle differences in behavior, for example I once encountered layout test that was failing only when CSS JIT was disabled. You can try building without JIT on x86_64 and compare.

2. It might be miscompilation, as your platform may not be as thoroughly tested as more mainstream ones. You can try to build with -O0, -O1, -O2 (default is -O3). Alternatively, try building with different compiler (at least GCC and Clang support ppc64le and are fine for WebKit, xlC may not work though), or try different version of your compiler.

3. Note that webkit-qt list is more appropriate for issues specific for QtWebKit. Make sure you are using latest release (technology preview 5 at the moment [1])

[1] https://github.com/annulen/webkit/releases/tag/qtwebkit-tp5

> Thanks,
> Atul.
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 5:56 PM, Yoav Weiss <yoav at yoav.ws> wrote:
>> Hi Atul,
>> I second Alex's suggestion (perhaps followed by HTMLLinkElement::process() and other places in that file that refer to `hrefAttr`).
>> If you have a test case online, I could try to take a look and maybe provide more guidance.
>> Cheers :)
>> Yoav
>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 9:19 PM Alex Christensen <achristensen at apple.com> wrote:
>>> I would start looking at HTMLLinkElement::parseAttribute.
>>> LinkHeader.cpp contains parsers for link headers, which are related.  Yoav knows more about those.  Those parsers ought to be united more.
>>>> On Feb 3, 2017, at 1:17 AM, Atul Sowani <sowani at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> At present I am focusing on CSSParser::findURI() particularly and CSSParser::realLex() other related functionality in CSSParser.cpp - hope I am on right track. ;-)
>>>> Please let me know if I should be looking at some other functionality as well to resolve this issue.
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> Atul.
>>>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Atul Sowani <sowani at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I came across an issue in qtwebkit CSS parser while working on a PhantomJS crash. The issue seems to be with parsing of <link rel="..." href="..."> type elements in an HTML page. What I observed is that the parser is trying to interpret the value for href given inside double-quotes. The value contains a "-" (e.g. "http://some.domain.com/some-page-etc-etc"). The "-" sign is being interpreted as minus and then things go wrong. In another case I found that "\g" embedded in the value (e.g. "http://some.domain.com/some-page/global/something") is also creating issues. In essence, the parser is trying to interpret the value, which I believe, it should not.
>>>>> I am willing to dive further into it to debug and fix the issue, but looking at the complexity and size of WebCore, I think I would benefit a lot to expedite a fix, if I could get some tips about which code area/functionality I should specifically focus in the WebCore. Looking forward to some help in this regard.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Atul.
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