Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 13:44:41 -0700
Reply-To: "William W. Viergever" <william@VIERGEVER.NET>
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From: "William W. Viergever" <william@VIERGEVER.NET>
Subject: Re: Quoting problem
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At 04:54 AM 7/7/2006, Gregg P. Snell wrote:
>You might borrow a quote from your cosmic twin Baghdad Bob: "On this
>occasion, I am not going to mention the number of the ampersands* who were
>killed and the number of destroyed percentsigns**. The operation continues"
>Let the Friday humor begin!
sh^&%^&t -- it's fryeday already?!?!
>(* originally 'infidels')
>(** originally 'vehicles')
>From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim
>Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 1:59 AM
>Subject: Re: Quoting problem
>I challenge you to prove or at least concretely illustrate your assertion in
>this specific case. Provide SCL code doing the same. Otherwise your claim is
>nothing more than hot air ("baked air" as we use to say in Dutch).
>Regards - Jim.
>On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 23:31:04 -0400, Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>
> >I hope you will not mind if I take the opportunity provided by your
> >unnecessary distress to point out once again that the problem you are
> >experiencing has been completely designed out of the more modern SAS
> >Component Language. Your problem _cannot_ happen if you were to use
> >the more modern SAS Component Language to generate whatever batch code
> >trying to generate rather than the Antiquated Macro Language. Why
> >programmers in any state of mind continue down this intellectually
> >path just to bring grief upon themselves and possibly their heirs?
> >On 7/6/06, Alain Follet <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Hi everybody,
> >> I have two quoting problems. First, I don't manage to path a macro
> >> variable in a quoting syntax. Here is the syntax :
> >> %let WebUrl = www.sas.com
> >> ods html body="C:\temp\test.html";
> >> ods html text= '<div align="center"><input class="c Header"
> >> type="button" value="Aide"
> >> (url="http://&WebUrl")></div>';
> >> ods html close;
> >> The macro variable is not recognize ... In the html file, it is
> >> written &webUrl and not the value of the macro parameter ? Have you
> >> got an idea in order to change that ?
> >> The second problem I have, is for written in the last syntax
> >> something like that in the value parameter :
> >> value="L'aide en ligne" because I still have a single quote at the
> >> begining of the expression.
> >> Many thanks for your help, adeas ,experiences, ....
> >> Alain Follet
William W. Viergever
Viergever & Associates
Health Data Analysis / Systems Design & Development
Sacramento, CA 95825