TSNet hanging

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri May 10 17:13:54 EDT 2019

On 5/10/19 3:04 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> I have one particular file downloading from a server that hangs TSNet 
> and freezes the IDE. It hangs on mobile too. In both, it requires a 
> force-quit to get out. A similar file from another set loads without 
> issues.
> The files are saved in UTF8 with Mac carriage returns. They are not 
> compressed. I textDecode them and replace the returns with LF. The file 
> that fails has some weird characters that don't translate correctly 
> using textDecode(<chars>,"UTF8"). Firefox has no problem getting the 
> file and displaying it as text, but does show the strange characters. 
> The same file opened in BBEdit doesn't have a problem, the characters 
> are translated as curly quotes.
> I don't know if these will come through on the list, but here are examples:
>    “interlude.”  -- beginning and ending curly quotes
>    name’ -- single curly quote
> Would these hang a download? It's the only difference I can find between 
> the one that works (no quotes at all) and this one.
> BTW, after textDecoding, LC throws an errors for codepointToNum on the 
> second example ("error in expression"), and says the curly quotes in the 
> first example are either 0 or 1770 (an Arabic glyph.)
> I'll ask the client to upload a zip file and see if that will download, 
> but I don't think LC will translate the characters correctly anyway. If 
> it helps, the original files were exported from FileMaker.

Update: the error is because there are actually three codepoints. When I 
decode them individually I get what came through on the list:

226 - 8364 - 339
Latin Small Letter A With Circumflex - Euro Sign - Latin Small Ligature Oe

Which still isn't a curly quote.
Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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