Re: XML in Real Life
On Friday 31 January 2003 13:53, John Cowan wrote: > Yesterday I received a letter addressed thus: > > JOHN & GALE COWAN > > Gale's my wife. There was no semicolon, though. Nah, I blame HTML. One of the big problems with the 'everything as a string' concept is that quoting gets nasty - very many Web apps get it wrong, either with \'ing text for insertion into SQL queries, &ing text for inserting into HTML forms, or (more rarely) %20ing text for URL strings. I presume that the address they have for you was, at some point, prepared for display in HTML but the HTML version ended up being stored :-) In some apps, you can keep hitting "Change my details" then "Ok" (without changing anything) in a loop, and each iteration around the loop there's another level of nested quoting :-)_ ABS -- A city is like a large, complex, rabbit - ARP
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