Re: [dev] [dwm] NULL byte in WM_NAME

From: Quentin Rameau <>
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:18:21 +0100

> > The current behaviour (NUL termination) seems fine to me.
> I think it is too, although it raises some kind of ambiguity in the X
> data property handling.
> Maybe the well-written Xlib documentation can shed a light for us here
> (huhu).

Ok, actually in Xutf8TextPropertyToTextList manpage, we can read

“Multiple elements of the property (for example, the strings in a
disjoint text selection) are separated by a null byte. The contents of
the property are not required to be null-terminated; any terminating
null should not be included in text_prop.nitems.”

So the nelements reducing patch seems accurate.
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