# User talk:Boud

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## Source code on image description pageEdit

If you include it within a <pre>...</pre>, you don't really have to worry about special characters... AnonMoos (talk) 10:00, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Sheepish smile. i tried many combinations of pre, code, nowiki, and a space at the beginning of the line and failed to find a neat solution. i guess i did not try all 16 possibilities, since it looks like you're right. Though my guess is that &, < and > will still need to be cleaned. i'll see after saving.
here is some code with a http://url.that.should.not.be.linked.to and something that is {{\bf not a template}}.
another line.

Here is an & symbol.

Some say that 3 < pi<ref>{{web cite|a mathematician}}</ref>.

Now let's try > and & literally.

end of code

Thanks :)
Boud (talk) 10:19, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes, &, < and > still need to cleaned after downloading. i'm a bit uncomfortable with the idea of encouraging people to download from the command line with "&action=edit" in a URL, even if it apparently will not save an edit, it will only download the source. Boud (talk) 10:22, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, now it seems as though i did have a valid sort-of-valid concern. See "Now ... literally" above in source and rendered form. Boud (talk) 10:55, 13 July 2011 (UTC) Hmmmm.... This is a problem only if the user copy/pastes from the rendered version. Updates of the script would best be done themselves by an obvious extension of the script, or by wget and cutting in an editor, so that's probably OK. Boud (talk) 11:01, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
I guess, but that only applies if you include an actual valid ampersand entity (not just a random loose "&" character) in the source. The vast majority of source listings for my files are actually in the PostScript language, where "&" has no special meaning, so I don't have that problem...   -- AnonMoos (talk) 15:46, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

## Saudi Arabian protestsEdit

Hello, Boud. I don't think the portraits of Manal al-Shraif have anything to do with Saudi Arabian protests, so they shouldn't be in that category. If we get a photo of her driving, we can have that in there. I will remove the category.--OsamaK 07:45, 17 January 2012 (UTC)