Re: IOD problems

Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 20:20:01 UTC

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    On 2/19/2013 03:32, Ian Roberts wrote:
    > It would thus seem that many members of this group have a means of correcting the now non-standard HTML IOD submissions, or alternatively never look at them...
    i dunno... i follow the links to some of the postings but i don't know that this 
    system has all the necessary software to view the results properly... for 
    instance, java was uninstalled and won't install at all any more... not even the 
    old versions... and flash was removed for security reasons... so...
    anyway, i've never tried to copy and paste any in anywhere... i have manually 
    looked thru the format and tried to picture everything... then again, i'm a 
    newbie here with a lot of experience in many other areas...
    > Ian.
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    > On 2/18/2013 03:55, Ian Roberts wrote:
    >> p.s I've just discovered a bug in Yahoo! Mail. If the "troublesome" IOD reports are dummy replied to to enable Yahoo! Mail to change the format to plain text the missing space is regenerated.and the IOD passes the parsing scrutiny. Presumably submissions in HTML format fail, as in manually typing in the content in the mail client, while those complied elsewhere and pasted in as plain text are OK. I use the latter method for submissions, using an app sent to me by Scott Cambell.
    > as noted previously by someone else, HTML packs all normal spaces into one
    > space... this is not a bug... if you want multiple spaces displayed in HTML, you
    > have to use "&  nbsp ;" for each space... yes, i broke that specifically so that
    > everyone could see it... remove the spaces so that the ampersand and semicolon
    > are flush against "nbsp"... "nbsp" stands for "no blank space" and it is a
    > different type of space than we normally thing of as spaces in the ASCII world...
    > perhaps you can configure your yahoomail to *display* messages as plain text
    > instead of html?
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