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Sneaky invisible characters

While I attempted to upload the previous entry on MAMP, MarsEdit kept giving me the following error:

Can’t post for because the server reported an error: parse error, not well formed.

Again, searching through a forum helped. 🙂 The poorly formed content, in this case an unwanted invisible character, prevented MarsEdit from uploading the article. Likely somewhere within the Console messages I had pasted!

Tracking down the sneaky character was a bit tricky, but quick. My usual text editor Smultron wouldn’t show it using View ⇒ Show Invisible Characters. However, Textwrangler’s similar tool did: as a red, upside-down question mark (¿), within one of the Console messages as I had expected.

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