[thelist] html dot syntax

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Tue Jul 31 15:35:00 CDT 2001


> From: Jakob Dölling
> >  - takes longer to convert sample code from
> >    the list to usable code for testing purposes
> Sorry if being ranty, but IMO is that no argument at
> at all, or may I assume you are removing the dots
> manually? Use the replace function of the editor of
> your choice and set up a rule saying all patterns
> that equal to "<." are replaced by "<". That was it.

yes, obviously that's the way to do it.  however, why should i have to
subject myself to that step when this is done to solve a problem for a mail
client that is defying standards by rendering html within a plain-text

maybe you have extra time during the day to spend doing this extra step back
and forth between testing sample code from thelist and converting your
sample code for a response so that's why you feel that my point has no
merit.  however, maybe some of us interact with thelist in what precious
little time we can scrounge up from all of our other responsibilities and
feel that this is a waste of time.  for those who's time is extremely
valuable, my point is *very* valid.

furthermore, this "fix" is confusing, as evidenced by this very thread.
filling our message archive with messages that use this "fix" is only
increasing the likelihood that other users will encounter this syntax and be
confused as well -- likely not subscribed to this list and therefore unable
to quickly get an explanation as to the purpose of this syntax.



jeff at members.evolt.org

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