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reply "ed" <gmail gmail.com> writes:
This is just recent and only seems to be affecting posts by J M 
Davies, which are often enlightening so it is a bit frustrating.

I get the following error in the web interface:

 "Don't know how parse text/html message"

I have switched to email for now but I actually prefer the web interface. All D documentation is close to hand while I'm reading messages that very often go way above my level. Is there a bug tracker for the web interface? Cheers, ed
May 28 2014
next sibling parent "Xinok" <xinok live.com> writes:
On Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 01:49:51 UTC, ed wrote:
 This is just recent and only seems to be affecting posts by J M 
 Davies, which are often enlightening so it is a bit frustrating.

 I get the following error in the web interface:

 "Don't know how parse text/html message"

I have switched to email for now but I actually prefer the web interface. All D documentation is close to hand while I'm reading messages that very often go way above my level. Is there a bug tracker for the web interface?

https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed For future reference, you can find it by clicking Help in the upper-right.
May 28 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Vladimir Panteleev" <vladimir thecybershadow.net> writes:
On Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 01:49:51 UTC, ed wrote:
 This is just recent and only seems to be affecting posts by J M 
 Davies, which are often enlightening so it is a bit frustrating.

 I get the following error in the web interface:

 "Don't know how parse text/html message"

I have switched to email for now but I actually prefer the web interface. All D documentation is close to hand while I'm reading messages that very often go way above my level. Is there a bug tracker for the web interface?

This is not a bug in the web interface, but a misconfiguration on the poster's part. Newsgroup messages are expected to contain a text part, since many clients will ignore any other text formats. That includes DFeed, because displaying HTML messages securely is not trivial.
May 28 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "w0rp" <devw0rp gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 06:28:13 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev 
wrote:
 On Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 01:49:51 UTC, ed wrote:
 This is just recent and only seems to be affecting posts by J 
 M Davies, which are often enlightening so it is a bit 
 frustrating.

 I get the following error in the web interface:

 "Don't know how parse text/html message"

I have switched to email for now but I actually prefer the web interface. All D documentation is close to hand while I'm reading messages that very often go way above my level. Is there a bug tracker for the web interface?

This is not a bug in the web interface, but a misconfiguration on the poster's part. Newsgroup messages are expected to contain a text part, since many clients will ignore any other text formats. That includes DFeed, because displaying HTML messages securely is not trivial.

You could possibly take the HTML and generate plaintext from that by removing tags, replacing unordered lists with * characters, and so on. That's how a lot of mail clients do it when people write their emails with a wysiwyg editor.
May 29 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "ed" <gmail gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 06:28:13 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev 
wrote:
 On Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 01:49:51 UTC, ed wrote:
 This is just recent and only seems to be affecting posts by J 
 M Davies, which are often enlightening so it is a bit 
 frustrating.

 I get the following error in the web interface:

 "Don't know how parse text/html message"

I have switched to email for now but I actually prefer the web interface. All D documentation is close to hand while I'm reading messages that very often go way above my level. Is there a bug tracker for the web interface?

This is not a bug in the web interface, but a misconfiguration on the poster's part. Newsgroup messages are expected to contain a text part, since many clients will ignore any other text formats. That includes DFeed, because displaying HTML messages securely is not trivial.

Thanks for clarifying. Cheers, ed
May 29 2014
prev sibling parent "Vladimir Panteleev" <vladimir thecybershadow.net> writes:
On Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 07:08:06 UTC, w0rp wrote:
 You could possibly take the HTML and generate plaintext from 
 that by removing tags, replacing unordered lists with * 
 characters, and so on. That's how a lot of mail clients do it 
 when people write their emails with a wysiwyg editor.

Yes, there are multiple possible solutions, they're just not trivial to implement.
May 29 2014