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19035Re: [PBML] How to convert to ascii

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  • daymobrew@yahoo.com
    Jun 1, 2004
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      --- In perl-beginner@yahoogroups.com, Paul Archer <tigger@i...> wrote:
      > 10:11am, Gilles Beauregard wrote:
      > > Allo!
      > >
      > > How to convert the following string to regular ascii:
      > >
      > > mailto:we
      > >
      > Look at chr (and it's opposite, ord). But that looks like HTML
      encoding (to
      > my non-web master/developer eye). So my guess is there's a
      subrouting in the
      > CGI module that'll do what you want.

      There is an escapeHTML() function in CGI.pm but I didn't find a
      reversal function.
      As Paul suggests, chr() will convert 109 to 'm'
      So, maybe you could split the string on semi-colons, strip off the
      '&#' and then run through chr().
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