Joined: Sep. 2003
||Posted: Sep. 07 2003,11:12 pm
|Quote (PC Medic @ Sep. 07 2003,8:41 pm)|
|Now I have to admit, it has been a long day and there is a possibility I am missing something here. Try as I may I do not see the error you mention in the decryption table that caused you to obtain a "6tg" string in the middle of the correct decrypted string. Whether using the Decrypt button or the manual table I arrive at the same result which is ' xxxxxxxx.htm '. For one thing, the decryption table is exchanging character for character, so even if there were an error it would not lead to an error wher you received 14 characters from an original 12.|
You mention doing this in the field. Is the table you are looking at on the monitor or a printout? If a printout, does it match what you see on your screen on this cache page?
I never said their was a problem with the decryption table. I said there was a problem with the automatic en/decryption routine.
The probable reason you don't see the problem is that you're using Microsoft Internet Exploder - a browser that's notorious for being out of compliance with web standards. A browser that's in compliance wouldn't have translated the characters "& g t" (excuse the blanks, but they're necessary) to a ">" sign. The correct html code for a right angle bracket has a ";" after it.
The problem is that the decoder is translating the "." to a ">". Then, to prevent other problems, the ">" is translated to "& g t", which is wrong, because when a browser written to correct standards views the text, it will not translate the malformed code into a ">". It remains "& g t". Oddly enough, in other places, the angle bracket is translated to the correct code. It appears to be working right only when the original "." (which is encoded to a ">") is followed by a blank space. If it's followed by a non-blank character, it's not using the correct html sequence for a right-angle.
This means it's going to be wrong to anyone using Mozilla, Firebird, Netscape, Opera, or just about anything that's not Microsoft.
Here's what it looks like in a proper browser. The text string referred to is circled.
Edited by Prime Suspect on Sep. 07 2003,11:33 pm