[thelist] What is a k? What is a gig?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Mon Jun 4 11:05:32 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Very true. This adds particular problems if you're running
a web technology site, which has potentially many users
submitting articles illustrating HTML markup.

A purely imagined example, as I'm sure you'll agree.


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If you're building something that allows HTML (e.g. a 'blog) edit
functionality would, naturally, dump that markup into a form field.

However, the browser will interpret entities before this happens, which
may create issues because you want your entities to be preserved.

If you're using PHP, the following statement will fix the problem:


...where $original_entry is the HTML you're dumping back into your form
from a database field or a file.

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