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Re: misc/41498: mailing list archive shows SRM chevron `>>>' prompt as vertical line
The following reply was made to PR misc/41498; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Ray Phillips <r.phillips%uq.edu.au@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/41498: mailing list archive shows SRM chevron `>>>'
prompt as vertical line
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:47:52 +1000
Thanks for your reply.
> > When output of an Alpha console session which contains SRM's
>chevron `>>>' prompt is included in an email to
>port-alpha%netbsd.org@localhost the prompt is shown as a vertical bar on the
>mail archive Web page, e.g.:
> > http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-alpha/2009/05/28/msg000285.html
> You guessed correctly that the software that converts the mail to html
> mistakes the '>>>' prompt with quote characters.
> Short of AI good enough to actually parse the semantics and infer that
> in this rare case it's a prompt and not a third-level quote, I see no fix
> that can be done in the converter (and not be quite fragile).
> Please note that this error does not happen as soon as there's some
> whitespace in front of the prompt. If you indent your machine output,
> the mis-conversion will no longer happen.
OK, I'll try that. Thanks.
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