[geeklog-users] Problems with special characters [SOLVED?]

kko karkoma at karkomaonline.com
Fri Nov 14 21:16:14 EST 2003

After some tests I've found a dirty workaround for the problem...

     tr '\\\\015' '\\\\012' < annoying_file.txt > clean_file.txt

and the result here...

Whenever I click preview, GL deletes half of the "\" characters, so I
must add "\\\\" and then save the story. If you add more backslashes GL
will delete half of them when you preview or save and if you preview
again it will delete more backslashes and if you add eve more
backslashes "\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" blah blah... ad infinitum...

As Rob pointed in a previous post this is a long standing ¿bug?, but the
trick works (almost for me).


On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 23:57, Rob Griffiths wrote:
> Dang, now I'm >really< confused!  I just tested the sample code...
> [code]
> Testing\backslashes<>and other things
> <\end>
> [/code]
> ...on geeklog.net, and it does NOT work. And yet, on my PowerBook, it
> works just fine -- and as I said, that's running 1.38sr2, which is (I
> assume) the same thing that's running on geeklog.net, right?
> Is there a php.ini setting that might explain this?  I'm almost thinking
> that must be the reason ... whatever that setting might be, it's
> obviously set the same on macosxhints.com and my PowerBook, and
> different on geeklog.net.  Any idea what?  Is it a potential security
> hole that I should be concerned about?
> -rob.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: geeklog-users-admin at lists.geeklog.net
> [mailto:geeklog-users-admin at lists.geeklog.net] On Behalf Of Dirk Haun
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 1:56 PM
> To: geeklog-users at lists.geeklog.net
> Subject: RE: [geeklog-users] Problems with special characters
> Rob,
> >I thought it was fixed!??
> Well, I surely didn't fix it. ;-)
> The problem with backslashes exists all over Geeklog. As it's a special
> character for PHP, it has to be escaped. We had the same problem with
> the $ sign in earlier releases and that required changes all over the
> place. So far, nobody had the motivation to do that again.
> I guess it should at least be fixed for the [code] sections ...
> bye, Dirk
kko <karkoma at karkomaonline.com>

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