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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Weird (apocryphal) reference to Tomcat in Wikipedia
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:58:40 GMT
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All,

On 11/5/14 9:53 AM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
> All,
> 
> I was reading the Wikipedia entry on .properties format yesterday 
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.properties) and I saw a mention of 
> Apache Tomcat that doesn't make any kind of sense to me:
> 
> " In Apache Tomcat the exclamation mark denotes a Negation operator
> when used as the first non blank character in a line[citation
> needed]. "
> 
> I'm the one that added the "[citation needed]" with a note that I 
> think this is false.
> 
> Does anyone know if there was some kind of ancient version of
> Tomcat that read its own .properties files and added some kind of
> magic to do what the above says? I think it's a complete
> fabrication with no basis in reality.
> 
> Any ideas?

Leo pointed out that the Wikipedia page for Apache Tomcat is an
atrocity in and of itself. I would encourage anyone who has any free
time to go in there and make appropriate edits. I fixed the
introduction a bit today, but it looks like the whole thing could use
an overhaul.

- -chris
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