I have for several years been editing a web site using Windows third-party software, hand-coding all the way. I had an Apache server, running a Perl installation at c:\usr\bin\perl.exe, so that I could write my Perl scripts with the same she-bang I need on my Linux-hosted Apache server-equipped web site. Only difference between my local web site and the one on the Web, I didn't need to chmod anything in Windows. And with my software I could directly save .htaccess without Windows' squawking that I need a file name!
I am using Ubuntu 8.04, and found Bluefish for a Web editor. Only thing I have not done is install Apache, and I see that I don't need to install Perl, because it's already here.
I need some help with the process of routinely converting a mailto:email@example.com to &#xx;&#xx; HTML entities.
Mailto: Obfuscator was an easy tool to use in Windows: Write the plain-text email link in the Web document, highlight it, ctrl-C, open Mailto: Obfuscator, ctrl-V, Tab, ctrl-C, return to my editor, ctrl-V.
My highlighted string of characters was now a string of entities.
With that protection and a list of banned spambots in my root .htaccess, I have had very little in the way of spam.
My next hope is to find a way in my Bluefish to easily create as I had edited my Arachnophilia 4.0 for Windows keyboard macros to use ctrl-space to create that. Its most common use in my writing is to have a double-space after ends of sentences and after colons.
Any helpful hints will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.