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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Michael Nelson.

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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-04-22 UTC
The content of this page was stored in the database with HTML entities. Previously, the scripts would convert user-generated text into HTML entities and convert it back when displaying it. This was mainly to allow quotation marks (and other characters that might mess up a line of SQL code) in strings used with SQL code. Once I switched the relevant scripts from mysql functions to PDO methods with prepared statements, this was no longer necessary, as prepared statements allow strings with quotation marks to appear in SQL statements. I also noticed that converting to HTML entities and converting back from them was preventing the legitimate use of HTML entities. So I got rid of the conversions. I fixed this page by resubmitting its content to the database. If you can notify me of other pages with this problem, I can do the same. But to save you the trouble, I think I will do some search and replacements on the MemberSubmissions table.

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