On May 26, 1999 at 16:20, Pete Tedder wrote:
I'm using 2.3.3 and question mark "?" is processed OK but the ampersand
"&" is being treated as a terminator. I don't know if ampersand is a
legal URL character but it would certainly be useful if it was
acceptable in MHonArc.
The problem is that URL detection occurs *after* the text is converted
into HTML. Hence, '&' are excluded since they can be part of an
entity reference (like >) that should be part of the URL.
I have a method to support '&' properly (and <URL:...> notation that
can have line-breaks), but I think it may have problems with character
sets that have shift encoding, like Japanese. I could probably
conditionalize the code so 8-bit-only character sets using the better
method while others use the limited form of URL detection. I have not
put much effort into it.