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Re: OT: Outlook wants to terminate links at whitespace

by Albannach (Prior)
on Oct 20, 2006 at 21:41 UTC ( #579709=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to OT: Outlook wants to terminate links at whitespace

To start with, I'd use single quotes in you definition of $mydir so as to avoid escaping your slashes, make it easier to read, and provide a visual cue that no interpolation is going on here.

In Outlook, you can use angle brackets to contain your links, which works with either style of link and avoids the need for %20 spaces:

<file://X:\mydir\my spaced dir\>
or
<\\myserver\mymappeddir\mydir\my spaced dir\>
Update: Bah! Please ignore my bad advice on quoting, though the Outlook comment still holds. I don't know what I was thinking. Thanks to ikegami and blazar.

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Re^2: OT: Outlook wants to terminate links at whitespace
by ikegami (Pope) on Oct 20, 2006 at 22:18 UTC

    I'd use single quotes in you definition of $mydir so as to avoid escaping your slashes

    He'd still have to escape one of them (the first one). I usually escape them all to avoid problems down the road.

Re^2: OT: Outlook wants to terminate links at whitespace
by blazar (Canon) on Oct 21, 2006 at 11:05 UTC
    To start with, I'd use single quotes in you definition of $mydir so as to avoid escaping your slashes, make it easier to read, and provide a visual cue that no interpolation is going on here.

    While I second that, ITYM backslashes, and sometimes they do need to be escaped in single quotes too; moreover prefixing a backslash with another one does escape it, yielding a single one:

    $ perl -l print for '\'foo', '\\\'foo', '\foo', '\\foo' 'foo \'foo \foo \foo

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