weird encoding in mesages?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by SLED, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2001
    Messages:
    28,118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AZ, like a bauce!
  2. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Messages:
    88,612
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Not sure exactly but it looks like some type of encoding for new line. It probably should have been taken out by the mail reader. :dunno:
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2001
    Messages:
    28,118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AZ, like a bauce!
    i know it... we're using Lyris for a list manager, and it SHOULD take it out, but is not. I think it has to do with attachments or some type of uu encoding
     
  4. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    :big grin:
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2001
    Messages:
    28,118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AZ, like a bauce!
    rat bastard lyris users, why can't you just send TEXT. I think there is code in there to strip off attachments, but obviously it's not getting all of it.. hmmm
     
  6. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    55,918
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    The whatever?=20 is a variable carried between webpages. It's more than likely caused by a server-sided scripting language that you will not be able to get rid of, unless the webmasters change the method of how data would be sent.

    Example, say you have a database running with a list of users. Inside of that database you put a primary key field that auto increments each time a new user is added. More than likley this field would be called "ID" or something along those lines. If you had ten users, the ID would auto increment itself to 10. You see this a lot because it is more convenient than pulling other data from a back-end, because all you need to know is the ID.

    Another use of this would be actually passing a data between pages. Say if you're filling out a form to sign up for some fanclub or some shit. If they're using a get method, the address bar would read something like firstname=Super%20lastname=Man. This is carrying the first name and last name to the 2nd page, which is more than likley the page that processes the data.

    It's not a type of encoding, it's just passing variables between pages or calling data from a back-end. There's a lot of causes for it, but it's more convenient then sending plain text.
     

Share This Page