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  •  Not by *owning* a factory? FAIL. <!--/defang_sn (1+ / 0-)
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    zenbassoon

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 08:22:18 AM PDT

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    •  OT: Weird DK4 bug (3+ / 0-)
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      zenbassoon, pgm 01, elwior

      In the Subject: line above, I typed:
      Not by *owning* a factory? FAIL. </snark> (nt)

      As seen above, it came out as:
      Not by *owning* a factory? FAIL. %lt;!--/defang_sn

      Evidently, the software is looking for the specific string  </snark>, and trying to process it in a way that doesn't mess up the HTML, and it's failing.

      I'll report this to the appropriate authorities :-)

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 08:26:02 AM PDT

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      •  It's the and / combination (2+ / 0-)
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        pgm 01, elwior

        The site is removing the fangs from what could be a hacking attempt. It interprets the < and / to be html or xml code, and is innoculating the server against it.

        "!--" is the start of a code comment - they're commenting out the / to prevent the / from being interpreted as code by the server.

        And "/defang..." is just text that tells the admins what it was doing - defanging the forward slash.

        You may be able to outrun your friend for the moment, but the grizzly named "Avarice" *always* has plenty of appetite for you both...

        by radical simplicity on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 09:27:40 AM PDT

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        •  It looks specifically for <!--/defang_snark--&g (2+ / 0-)
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          pgm 01, elwior

          in the Subject line, not for < in any context. (You tried to put a < into your subject line, and it didn't show up in the post.) I think the point is that while < is usually disallowed in the Subject line, they want to allow <snark> and </snark> tags because they're fairly popular (and harmless as HTML ;-)

          (Note that the comment says defang_sn. I'm sure that's truncated from defang_snark.)

          I'm guessing that it failed previously because my subject line was already near the limit on length, and changing the < to &lt; made it go over the limit. It's not failing on the Subject line for this comment -- at least not in preview mode -- so I think that guess might hold up.

          Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

          by Nowhere Man on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 10:12:28 AM PDT

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