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From Niklas Matthies <ml_ant-u...@nmhq.net>
Subject Re: Wisdom of using ":" in property name
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:10:24 GMT
On Tue 2011-02-01 at 14:41h, Peter Reilly wrote on user:
> : and = and ' ' are used to separate the key from value in java property files.

Only when they are unescaped, see
http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/Properties.html#load%28java.io.Reader%29.

> so, not a good thing to use in property values.

Yeah, because of broken tools. ;)

(This reminds me of how Majordomo choked on slashes I used to have in
email address localparts, although having those is perfectly valid
according to RFC x822...)

-- Niklas Matthies

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