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From uma...@comcast.net
Subject Re: [Configuration]: Escaping list delimiter
Date Fri, 18 May 2007 21:00:37 GMT

Thanks a lot. Also, AbstractConfiguration.setDelimiterParsingDisabled(true)
does not seem to take effect. It continues to split the property values
as fields based on the default delimiter.

I am using 1.4. Is this a known issue?

Thanks,

/U

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Oliver Heger <oliver.heger@oliver-heger.de>
> uma_rk@comcast.net wrote:
> > How can I escape list delimiter characters in property configuration?
> > 
> >     my.strings=silk,cotton               # List of two strings
> >     my.strings=silk,cott\,on             # List of two strings again
> >     my.strings=silk,cott,on              # List of three strings
> > 
> > However, escaping the list delimiter as above does not seem to work.
> > How can I accomplish what I am trying to do?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > /U
> > 
> The backslash is the correct escaping character. But AFAIK it is
> specially treated in Java properties files [1], so it has to be escaped
> itself by using a duplicate backslash:
> 
> my.strings = silk,cott\\,on
> 
> HTH
> Oliver
> 
> [1]
> http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/Properties.html#load(java.io.Rea
> der)
> 
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