[Mediawiki-l] cannot change LocalSettings.php

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Tue Jan 16 20:48:18 UTC 2007


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Ken Avonts wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.
> 
> There's no accidentally inserted whitespace whatsoever. That's what makes 
> this all so weird... Maybe your suggestion about the BOM is a good clue. I'm 
> using Windows Notepad to edit the php-files. I cannot find an option about 
> this BOM. Should I use another text-editor instead?

Notepad inserts a BOM character if you save as UTF-8, with no option
that I'm aware of to remove it. (Though you can re-open the file as
ANSI, remove the three bytes at the start, and re-save it...)

I usually use jEdit on Windows (requires Java), though others may have
other recommendations.

- -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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