Paul, this one’s for you. I believe I have fixed the problem. The server was reporting that magic_quotes_gpc was on, when in fact it was not. So the clever bits in my framework were stripping off slashes every time they saved. It was particularly troublesome for a message that began a thread. It would start out with some or all of its backslashes intact, and then every subsequent message would strip another layer off.

In the end, all of the backslashes in the original post would be eaten.

With fava beans.

Walter

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HI,
thanks. Let’s test this, just to be sure. Before each punctuation is a back slash or two:

Slashes:
*?.

Double slashes:
\? \. \*

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Hmm - not getting back what I expected. The preview worked, but the result is wrong. In the first line of the test, I types a slash between each punctuation character. The preview showed this, but the slash is stripped out.

The second line does have slashes, but that’s because I put in double ones. The preview showed this correctly, but the result I got back when I posted the message doesn’t.

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Hmmm. Try putting your backslashes in a code block. Indent each line
that will have code by four spaces, and make sure that if you want to
also have regular text, that it is separated from the code by at
least two returns. I will look at the regular text formatter later on.

`````` This is a code block, and \\two or \one
backslash works fine \\\\even four!
``````

Walter

On May 23, 2008, at 4:02 AM, Paul wrote:

Hmm - not getting back what I expected. The preview worked, but the
result is wrong. In the first line of the test, I types a slash
between each punctuation character. The preview showed this, but
the slash is stripped out.

The second line does have slashes, but that’s because I put in
double ones. The preview showed this correctly, but the result I
got back when I posted the message doesn’t.

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