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From Leo Donahue <donahu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Weird (apocryphal) reference to Tomcat in Wikipedia
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT
On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 9:31 AM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:

> Christopher Schultz wrote:
>
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>> 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?
>>
>>
> Maybe a very indirect reference to :
> http://tomcat.apache.org/connectors-doc/reference/uriworkermap.html
> (see : Exclusions and rule disabling)
>
> but, like you, I think that this reference is quite irrelevant in that
> Wikipedia article.
>
>
> Nice find André!  bonus points.

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