Saving by script takes you to a new dimension
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Mar 7 23:48:29 CST 2013
I have a text file with html strings that I am transferring to fields in
a stack. One line of text equals one card's field content. A handler
loops through the text one line at a time, setting the htmltext of a
background field on every card. The html text is very simple and
sometimes contains italics, like this:
This is the <i>text</i> of the field on one card.
After the repeat loop completes, the script issues a "save" command and
closes the stack.
Now the story goes into the twilight zone...
When I re-open the stack, all the italicized words thoughout have become
bold. If I put the htmltext of an affected field into the message box,
it comes out like this:
This is the <b>text</b> of the field on one card.
There are no bolds anywhere in the text file. There are no "<b>"
additions anywhere in my script. There are no scripts in the stack that
alter the field contents.
Now Rod Serling appears...
If I abort the handler right before the "save" command, which leaves the
stack open, I can page through it and see that all the italics are
intact. No bolds anywhere. If I then manually save with Cmd-S, the stack
remains intact and I can open and close it forever and the italics are
After trying to track this down for a couple of days, my brain exploded.
What's different between Cmd-S and a scripted "save this stack"?
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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