posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by Stari
In short, an escape sequence is a string of chars (letters) that allows you to work around the functions that would strip some special chars in your
text has been processed (stripped from those escape chars) and then proceed with your own code that you wrote. This could be a script to upload files
on the server, redirect users to another page and so on. This is why HTML tags are mostly deactivated to prevent this type of tampering.
So if you found an escape sequence be mistake or random, please be so kind to notify ATS staff. I think bigfatfurytexan has his hands on the code, if
not at least he knows who does.
However, it startles me a bit that you don´t know about it but say you know your way around HTML.
It could be that you think the normal ATS defined tags are HTML and that simply posting a link in plain form will be converted to a link by default
most times, is your way "around" HTML.