May 11, 2006
Value String

ValueString is a ValueType used for text strings. Used in Options it may contain whitespace at the beginning or the end, which is stripped off. If the remaining text is bounded by single or double quotes, these are also stripped off.

These are Options that yield equivalent results:

  • Someoption=Welcome visitor
  • Someoption= Welcome visitor
  • Someoption = "Welcome visitor"
  • Someoption='Welcome visitor'
If you need whitespace at the front or tail of an option, you need quotes:
  • Colonstring=": " (English)
  • Colonstring=' : ' (French)