[Zambia] Character issues in Zambia

Peter Olszowka p.olszowka at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 15:33:07 PDT 2009


The new code breaks in IE7 and prevents viewing of any of the tabs.
Works fine in Chrome.

I see the advantage of the information in this format, but it is very
similar to the report I created for Farah.  I'm concerned about
duplication of effort when there's a lot to be done.


On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Henry Balen<balen at acm.org> wrote:
> Well I fixed the problem. It was one of my own making ... all I needed to do
> was specify the character encoding in the XHTML returned by the AJAX calls
> to be explicitly latin1.
> Code is deployed and in SVN. Sorry about that.
> Henry
> On Jun 15, 2009, at 18:13, Henry Balen wrote:
>> Renée pointed out one of the character issues. In some of the programme
>> titles (and bios) people have used different single quote characters
>> (instead of the plain quote ' ). This could arise if folks have cut and
>> paste from word or another editor, or just use characters such as `.
>> I see in view such as ViewAllSessions.php you use htmlspecialchars() to
>> get round this. However, that is not compatible with htmlentities() which we
>> use elsewhere. While htmlspecialchars() catches the quote issue etc. it
>> interferes with the accents that  htmlspecialchars() deals with.
>> Still looking for a solution...
>> Henry
>> On Jun 15, 2009, at 17:52, Henry Balen wrote:
>>> Peter,
>>> I have added a tab to the view participants page so that we can see a
>>> list of what sessions a participant has been assigned to. This can help when
>>> we weed out dups.
>>> As a test I went to
>>> http://scheduling.anticipationsf.ca/ViewParticipantDetails.php and looked at
>>> the details for Von (Vonarburg). One of the session titles appears to have a
>>> character that the html_entities did not encode or something else is going
>>> on. If you select the row with Zambia id of 2001 the tabs will fill, then
>>> select the sessions tab to see the issue.
>>> Since the session titles are entered via Zambia and not directly into the
>>> DB I would have thought that they would be consistent. Any ideas?
>>> Henry

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