Microsoft KB Archive/174879

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FIX: Incorrect Syntax on Keywords May Delete Text

Article ID: 174879

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2002


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174879


HTML keywords are characterized by an extra dollar sign in the syntax (such as $$History: $). Using these HTML keywords in a non-HTML document may remove text after the first instance of a greater than ">" character. If no ">" character exists in the document, nothing happens.

For references to more information about keywords, please see the REFERENCES section below.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3.

For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why


For additional information on keyword expansion, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

161577 HOWTO: Use Keyword Expansion in HTML Files

141504 HOWTO: Make SourceSafe Keyword Expansion Work in Text Docs

131092 PRB: Keyword Expansion Is Case Sensitive

Additional query words: symbol format

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