[thesite] converting ellipsis on site to valid entity

sprocket at members.evolt.org sprocket at members.evolt.org
Tue May 14 23:43:00 CDT 2002

At 11:27 PM 5/14/02 -0400, Warden, Matt wrote:

>i think dean or another regular expression whiz would have to do his
>or her replace magic.
>if no one steps up, i'll look into it, aard.
>On May 14, aardvark had something to say about [thesite] converting...
> >
> >any chance we can convert all instances of ellipses from the old 
> >entity (…) to the new, valid one (…)?  is this a big 
> >hassle?

I heard somebody say my nam...err, regular expression. Do you think it needs a regex though? A simple find for the old entity and replacement with the new one should be straightforward. If there are multiple old ones to replace with the single new one, then you could do it with a regex or 2+ passes with a straight F&R. Let me know if anyone needs regex help.


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