>>>>> "RBAK" == Roger B A Klorese <rogerk@QueerNet.ORG> writes:
RBAK> One thing that I believe will make end-users' interactions with Mj2
RBAK> easier will be handling/ignoring the Internet convention ">" citation
RBAK> prefix, as well as the AOL "<<>>" citation brackets.
What we do is report that we saw something we didn't understand, and then
we just ignore further junk until we see something we do understand.
It is possible to get clever, but if we were to do anything special with
'>' quoting, I would prefer that we pretend that it isn't there, so you
could just quote back the output of configshow instead of editing out your
Ignoring AOL quoting is also tough, because if done wrong, we could end up
nuking entire messages because we misread a spurious '<<' and never saw a
closing '>>'. (Insert usual grumbles about how stupid AOL's quoting format
RBAK> I'd say fully 30% of the screw-ups I see involve reply citations
RBAK> confusing the parser.
I assume this is Mj1. How does the parser get confused? Or is this just
one of those instances where it spews a whole bunch of "I didn't understand
this" and then tacks on the huge help text? We won't do that in any case;
perhaps it's enough.