item delimiter

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Wed Jun 5 09:28:01 CDT 2002


>  Are you writing something where the
>user can view the item delimiter, or is it hidden in the code?

Derek,

Yes and yes.  :{`)

In general, the field delimiter for Serendipity Database--Binary 
(SDB) is specified by the caller, and it is only visible to users who 
have direct DB editing or browsing privileges.  Other users can't get 
past the the first screen if they open the DB stack directly; so they 
can access/change information only through the appropriate front-end 
stack, which hides the delimiter from them.

My particular concern is what delimiter to use in the Serendipity 
Library Reference database I will be distributing with the 
Serendipity Library.  The Reference & its DB serve as a tutorial for 
SDB in addition to documenting all handlers in the Library.

Right now I'm leaning toward the pipe ("|").
-- 

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
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Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

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