Problematic special characters

Using the Wiki-like markup system PHP Markdown is not without issues. Or rather, testing a little on the PHP Markdown Web Dingus (I wonder what a “dingus” is?) shows that it must be the way WordPress handles the data that causes the problem.

Take a look at this comment. The double-quotes are escaped with a backslash, why?! My guess is that WordPress is broken with regard to special characters. It reminds me of the problems I had when I was just starting out learning PHP. But please don’t tell me that WordPress has such embarissing mistakes! A system installed on more than 12,126 systems (as of February 17th 2005) should be better tested than this.

One Comment

  1. Matilda:

    Ya learn something new eveydray. It’s true I guess!

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