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XHTML, is nice... but the <br /> (br with a space then the empty element delineating slash) thing seems like a bit of a hack which is neither XML nor HTML... then again, I have only fooled with XML and never really made a full app with it. And who know which if any browsers would barf at such a syntax. Mad love to the everything engine, though.

On the topic of the poll, I must be honest and say I've used CGI.pm to generate entire pages, just do forms, and parse form variables from forms I wrote by hand. The other day in irc, chromatic gave me the tip of HTML::Template which really helps things out when trying to separate formatting (HTML) from code. I highly recommend it. It shortened my latest job by at least 100 lines.


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    [hippo]: Ah
    [Corion]: But maybe there is some other Unicode string that will be true but have a zero width
    [hippo]: For explanation, I've seen this construct in someone else's code (no names, no pack drill) and couldn't think of a situation to trigger it.
    [Corion]: You'll have to look somewhere esoteric for that. Maybe some tied variable or special dualvar can also trigger that. But it's certainly not a common occurrence
    [Corion]: And on 5.20, the following also outputs no find:perl -wle 'for my $x ("\x{2000}".."\ x{1fffff}") { if( $x && ! length $x ) { warn qq(<$x>); warn length $x; die } }'
    [Corion]: (this time on Unix)
    [hippo]: Understood. I'll have to go through the code and see if it's doing anything fancy with ties, dual-vars or non-scalars. In the end, it's probably a bug though.

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