HTML entity escaping?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Jan 23 00:02:10 EST 2019


David Bovill wrote:

 > Richard - thanks for the tip regarding using the template field - I
 > was wondering if that would work on the server (see my latest post)

Oh yes.  You made that requirement clear.

You can read and write to LC object properties in a faceless 
command-line environment like CGI just as you can in a GUI.  The only 
difference of course is that you won't be able to see anything. :)


If you missed it, you may enjoy this tip: many versions ago (<7?) the 
team added graphics export support.  That's right: it will render a card 
into an internal buffer, and you can then export the card, or any object 
on the card, to any of the export formats LC supports (PNG, JPEG, GIF, 
etc.).

The simplest application for this might be a custom postcard generator, 
but I've used it for medical procedure diagrams.

The ability to generate custom graphics on the fly based on input coming 
from the user's browser is super-cool, and AFAIK has not been widely 
used in our community.

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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