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John W. Krahn
August 5, 2009 08:06
Re: two questions
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Chas. Owens wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:01, John W. Krahn<> wrote:
> snip
>>> If you want to use the string in a URL then it cannot be truly random,
>>> because
>>> not every character can appear in a URL.
>> That does not make sense.
> snip
> I believe he/she meant that not every character is allowed in a regex,

But... every character *is* allowed in a regex.

> so you can't just generate a random string made up of any characters.
> You must use a restricted character set.

Yes, but, you can use any number of encoding schemes to translate "any 
character" to an "unrestricted character".

Those people who think they know everything are a great
annoyance to those of us who do.        -- Isaac Asimov

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