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substitution for $:

From: John Russell <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 08:08:13 -0400
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <40B1AD6D.20053.161FB5@localhost>

It appears that there is not enough search pattern checking done
 before the replacement date is implied. 
Strings to be replaced are of the form: 
$date: some_date_format $
so a minimum check should be for the bracketing $ AND the
pseduo command date:  !!!  
That would have prevented accidental replacement where not intended.
It would also allow those who do use $ ..... $ for dates but not want
a replacement to use something like $creation_date: xx xx xx$
which would not fit the search pattern and thus not be changed. ;-] ;-] 
john russell ve3ll@rac.ca [those are L's as in LLAMA]
Received on Monday, 24 May 2004 08:07:44 UTC

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