At 06:31 PM 3/9/2001 +0100, Andreas S. Oesterhelt wrote:
>> I usually pass the body through `lynx -dump`. This removes all HTML
>> and displays formatted ascii.
>Thanks to all who have answered so far. Maybe my question wasn't that
>clear: Is anyone else working on an HTML-cleaning *extension*to*
>Sure, there are lots of solutions on the recipient side, but
>discussions and rude comments regularly break loose on mailing
>lists, because of HTML posts being distributed.
>It's easy to bounce those posts completely, but I thought that
>having them stripped by majordomo would be more (new)user friendly.
>I also don't want to use a standalone solution, because toggling the
>stripper on and off should IMO be subject to per-list configuration
>and alterable by the list admin via "write config".
Unfortunately, demime does not work as a majordomo extension. It has to be placed in a pipe in an alias. This means that an admin has to be become involved, unless you do things with .forward files or included /etc/alias sections that are under user control (might as well give them a shell account).
The majordomo 2 people say that it sould be part of the receiver's configuration. Perhaps - except that I want to be sure that my mailing lists are never a conduit for mailer worms. If you want that level of granularity, majordomo 2 is probably more of what you want.
But I made an executive decision that I didn't want to pass attachments or fancy text, didn't want to work on the digester to tdo the right thing separately, and didn't want to archive alternative sections. Except for the fact that the html renderer I use (a standard Perl library routine) is fairly simple minded the demime program works well for me, and I'm glad a few others have foundit useful as well.
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