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Re: decode characters from file using HTML::Entities

by ikegami (Pope)
on Feb 18, 2011 at 16:18 UTC ( #888940=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to decode characters from file using HTML::Entities

There are no HTML entities in that file. HTML entities start with "&", but there are no "&" in that file. Where one would expect a "&", there's "\","x","2","6".

The second snippet decodes an entirely different string. Whereas you decode «Thomas Ack\x26#39\x3Bhing» in the first snippet, you construct and decode «Thomas Ack'hing» in the second snippet.

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Re^2: decode characters from file using HTML::Entities
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 18, 2011 at 16:37 UTC
    Ah I understand (maybe :)),

    i think i forgot about double quotes (so \x26 is actually "&"), correct ?

    So i guess the right tool is to use Encode..

      Yes, the Perl string literal «"\x26"» evaluates to the string «&».

      No idea what Encode has to do with this.

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