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Re: [Pan-users] html

From: Thufir
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] html
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:50:32 -0700
User-agent: Pan/0.136 (I'm far too busy being delicious; GIT 926a150 git://

On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:21:40 +0000, Duncan wrote:

> However, there HAS been discussion of the possibility of implementing a
> simple "dumb tag stripper" mode (which will actually need to be
> reasonably smart if it's not to mistake "meta-observation" tags such as
> those in my first paragraph for HTML/XML tags and strip them), much as
> claws-mail for example does to /surprisingly/ good effect.
> The idea is to "simply" strip out any HTML/XML tags, leaving the plain
> text.  But as I said, it's not that simple, really.  In addition to
> "meta observation" tags such as those I used above, anchor tags (used
> for links)
> arguably shouldn't be stripped entirely, simply stripped of their HTML,
> leaving the description of the link and the URL as plain text.

I stand corrected, and should've referred to that previous question. 

There's enough html floating around that it's incredibly annoying and, 
going forward, any newsreader needs some way of dealing with it.

I'll go google that previous thread.


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