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Re: CSS & MHonArc markup experiment

Earl Hood wrote:
On March 9, 2004 at 13:29, Ulrich Mayring wrote:

1) In many places mhonarc generates unclosed tags such as <br>. We changed that to <br/>, but perhaps <br /> would be better.

This can be done by changing layout resources, not the code.

Just grep the sources and you'll find many places, where <br> is hard-coded. Perhaps all of them can be changed with layout resources, but there is no way to know :)

2) We delete characters that are invalid XML characters.

There is the CHARSETCONVERTERS and TEXTENCODE resources for controling how characters are converted. With TEXTENCODE, you can convert everything to UTF-8.

We are converting to utf-8, but that doesn't get rid of invalid XML characters (which may be valid utf-8 characters).

3) We escape <, > and & with &lt; &gt; &amp;

MHonArc already does this.

We kept getting unknown entity" errors, when there was something like Mike&Lisa in the mail. Perhaps that escaping is not done in our configuration (plain text filter).

I'll ask my colleague for details today, he wasn't available yesterday.


Ulrich Mayring
DENIC eG, Systementwicklung

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