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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Rant-of-the-day: related_link

TXT’s of file entries are supposed to be UPPERCASE… they always did.

VERSION|0.4.5|SUBJECT|My title|CONTENT|the entry

Why - oh why! - on Earth did they change this simple convention?

Today a user reported a failure in parsing a spb0.4.7.1 entry because it contained this “related_link” section in lowercase…

I introduced the character case check so that we could be sure that we were parsing a well-formed file. What if the “normal” files themselves are ill-formed?

Sorry for being so rude, but I really wonder what’s the deal in breaking a so simple convention, apart from making spb harder to debug…

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