Decompress cross platform
dsc at swcp.com
Fri Oct 3 16:40:00 EDT 2003
On Friday, October 3, 2003, at 02:45 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> I may be mis-remembering, but I thought character conversions were now
> done on custom properties as well as on fields. Or was I dreaming > that?
From the dictionary entry for ISOToMac():
> Revolution automatically translates text in fields and scripts, as
> well as the names of custom properties, into the appropriate character
> set when you move a stack from one platform to another. It is
> therefore not necessary to translate them. However, the contents of
> custom properties, since they may contain binary data, are not
> translated automatically and must be translated if they contain
> characters whose ASCII value is 128 or greater.
From "Why... is a custom property garbled when switching platforms":
> However, text in custom properties is not converted between the ISO
> and Macintosh character sets. This is because custom properties can
> contain binary data as well as text, and converting them would garble
> the data. If you plan to display the data in a custom property as
> text, you must convert it yourself when you use the stack on another
So, my panic was premature.
Maybe the compressed htmlText could go into a custom property.
I don't think storing binary in fields is safe, be it crossplatform or
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