july, 25, 2003 archives

spy kids 3d

this msnbc article about spy kids 3d mentions that they'll be handing out red-and-blue glasses. i guess it isn't feasible to do a wide release of such a film that uses polarized lenses, even though it could be full-color that way. (or does the red-blue technique yield color pictures, too?)

back when i worked at knowledge adventure, we built a small site showcasing anaglyphic images from older products, sources we found over the internet, and some that our artists made for kicks. one of the several sites i should have archived. (here's another.)

oh, and how it pains me to see where that adventure.com link goes now. these were the days.

xml handling in php4

given xml input as a string with a xml declaration that specifies the encoding, what can i do to always get back utf-8 data in my character data handler?

that is, how do i get "i ♥ são paulo" as utf-8 given either of these two inputs:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<foo>i &#9829; são paulo</foo>

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<foo>i &#9829; s&#227;o paulo</foo>

handling the second case is easy, it is the first case that i can't figure out.

and someone deserves a kick in the teeth for making php4's xml parser default to iso-8859-1.

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