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Re: Style geekcode

by theguvnor (Chaplain)
on Apr 14, 2002 at 17:15 UTC ( #158958=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Style geekcode

This thing probably has too much momentum to change now, but I think it's regrettable that '>' and '<' were chosen to denote anything, since they have to be encoded in order to show up properly in webspace.

Of course, perhaps that's part of the fun ; )


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[marto]: ambrus, thanks I ended up going with '//*[starts- with(@id, "thread_")]...
[ambrus]: Sometimes it's easier to just match elements in ways other than xpath, like directly with perl code.
[marto]: this is a cheap hack, a script that doesn't need to run for long, using WWW::Mechanize:: Firefox to drive some awful interface.
[marto]: if it were anything more serious I'd spend more time looking into it properly :P

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