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Re: lynx-dev HTString.c patch for HTQuoteParameter()

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev HTString.c patch for HTQuoteParameter()
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 10:47:28 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, Klaus Weide wrote:
> Lynx's HTQuoteParameter function already uses a trick like this (not
> exactly as shown by you), but only if the string to be quoted includes
> a single quote character.
>       ab"cd   (five characters)  ->  'ab'"'"'cd'
> I don't know what DOS or VMS shells do with *that*... But then

VMS uses a different quoting rule (the .com files in Lynx have
several examples, actually).  But quotes are used mainly to
evoke symbol substitution or prevent case-conversion by DCL (the shell).

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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