JackieBlue1970 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Thanks. Strange behavior. I keep running into strange behaviors with LiveCode. Honestly, I would consider this a bug since the information is enclosed in quotes and should be interpreted as a string literal, not HTML. Very, very whacked.
Well, possibly what you term "strange behaviors" is just you interpreting LiveCode in the light
of other programming languages you have worked with.
To be honest, while I got your strings into "some sort of something" that allowed you to check what was going on,
were I to do that sort of thing I would tend to strip out the "<" and the ">" as they do look a bit like control characters
even when embedded in quotes.
Of course, if you need the "<" and the ">" [thinks: XML] then don't get "all fussed" about answer boxes and learn to use listFields.
that it doesn't work as the logic would indicate
What fusses me about that statement is the use of the definite article ('the'), as I'm not sure which logic
you are referring to; had you stated:
"that it doesn't work as logic would indicate" your statement would have seemed more logical and
A long, long time ago (well 1975) I learnt a language called FORTRAN IV (nowadays they'd call teaching FORTRAN IV to
13 year old kids child abuse) and, very shortly after that I learnt an early form of BASIC. BASIC was supposed to be easier for
young kids to get their heads round: and I suppose it might have been for kids who had not learnt FORTRAN IV first.
But as my head was stuffed with all the "guff" from FORTRAN IV a lot of BASIC seemed "silly". . .
. . . oddly enough I can still remember BASIC (and use it for recreational purposes on my 2 BBC Micro computers), but
FORTRAN IV has evaporated like the morning dew.
Very, very whacked.
Where I come from that means 'tired'.
Do you mean 'tired' or something rather stronger?