[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity
Karsten M. Self
Thu Oct 9 02:38:37 PDT 2003
on Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 06:31:04PM +1000, Martin Pool (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On 9 Oct 2003, "Karsten M. Self" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > In response to the question of what headline feeds are being
> > monitored in the string: "687474703a2f2f736c617368646f742e
> > 6f72672f736c617368646f742e72646620213c2d2d3e2120687474703a2f2f6c776\
> > e2e6e65742f686561646c696e65732f72737320213c2d2d3e2120687474703a2f2f\
> > 7777772e74686572656769737465722e636f2e756b2f746f6e79732f736c6173686\
> > 46f742e72646620213c2d2d3e2120687474703a2f2f7777772e73616c6f6e2e636f\
> > 6d2f666565642f5244462f73616c6f6e5f7573652e726466", addressing the
> > opaqueness of XML based GNOME configurations.
> > http://zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/2003-October/007558.html
> That might make a good job interview question.
> perl -pe 's/../chr hex $&/eg'
I've been trotting that around for a couple of years, this is the first
time I've known what the encoding was.
Any idea _why_ we've got hex encoding rather than ASCII values here?
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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