Re: Huge long lines in archives

1999-01-26 12:38:26

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 10:39:23 -0600 (CST), S P Arif Sahari Wibowo
<arifsaha(_at_)uiuc(_dot_)edu> wrote:

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Frank J. Perricone wrote:

Actually, I was thinking of requesting a feature that made MHonArc reformat
paragraphs into a single long line in the HTML output, since HTML viewers
*do* handle word-wrapping.  

Not in mhonarc, since mhonarc will put the text in <PRE> tag, that is, no
formatting will be done by the browser, so there will be no wrapping

I stand corrected -- even current browser versions honor the <PRE> by
making long-lined messages scroll left and right, which is awful.

What we need is a facility to make it possible to insert <P> tag between
paragraph in the text, and then remove that <PRE> tag. That will be what
you two (and I) want.

That'll work for most body text, but there are some things it'll fail
miserably on, and you provided us with a perfect example:

                                    S. P. Arif Sahari Wibowo
  _____  _____  _____  _____           arifsaha(_at_)uiuc(_dot_)edu 
 /____  /____/ /____/ /____
_____/ /      /    / _____/

There is no foolproof way to convert RFC822 plaintext into something with
paragraph formatting.  However, I would like the option of converting it in
simple ways, even if a signature like this will turn into junk.  But, I
don't want it enough to make a big deal about it :)

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