Purpose of "?

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Sat Jan 19 13:47:39 EST 2019

There shouldn't be any examples of " in the actual script.

It's an anomaly from HTML - in order to display a quote sign in an HTML 
document, you need to use the form of "    so this has been 
copied/pasted (or something like that) between a a simple document/text 
file and an HTML file, and finished up with unneeded replacement for the 

so take the text below, and replace all examples of " with just the 
simply quote sign itself, and it should be all ok.


On 19/01/2019 17:55, prothero--- via use-livecode wrote:
> In this discussion of the use of the merge function at:
> http://newsletters.livecode.com/august/issue55/newsletter2.php
> The samples use quot; extensively.
> For example:
> on mouseUp
>     put merge("[[quote]]Foobar[[quote]] [[the short name of \ this
>     stack]]") & return & \ merge("[[the layer of this card]] /
>     [[the short ID \ of me]]") into tVariable
> end mouseUp
> This script, as written, throws an error in the SE in LC 9.0.2. Mac OS10.14
> What is the meaning of the " in the expression? That seems to be the source an error.
> The merge function looks very useful, but I’m obviously missing something.
> Best,
> Bill
> William Prothero
> http://es.earthednet.org
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