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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 reply "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
next sibling parent reply "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
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
prev 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 reply Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> writes:
On Thu, 29 May 2014 01:49:49 +0000
ed via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> 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?

Is this still happening (like with this e-mail)? My current employer blocks SMTP, so when I'm at work, I'm forced to post via the web interface (instead of my local client, which I'd much prefer to use), and my e-mail provider just changed their web interface recently, which made it so that they were sending really munged messages (which were probably html). I think that I've managed to force it to be plaintext again, and my messages seem to no longe be munged, but maybe there are still problems. Certainly, if my messages ever show up as anything other than plaintext, I'd like to know so that I can fix it. - Jonathan M Davis
May 29 2014
parent reply "ed" <gmail gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 30 May 2014 at 00:57:36 UTC, Jonathan M Davis via 
Digitalmars-d wrote:
 On Thu, 29 May 2014 01:49:49 +0000
 ed via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> 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?

Is this still happening (like with this e-mail)? My current employer blocks SMTP, so when I'm at work, I'm forced to post via the web interface (instead of my local client, which I'd much prefer to use), and my e-mail provider just changed their web interface recently, which made it so that they were sending really munged messages (which were probably html). I think that I've managed to force it to be plaintext again, and my messages seem to no longe be munged, but maybe there are still problems. Certainly, if my messages ever show up as anything other than plaintext, I'd like to know so that I can fix it. - Jonathan M Davis

Nope, thanks for making the change :) Cheers, ed
May 29 2014
parent "ed" <gmail gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 30 May 2014 at 02:10:56 UTC, ed wrote:
 On Friday, 30 May 2014 at 00:57:36 UTC, Jonathan M Davis via 
 Digitalmars-d wrote:
 On Thu, 29 May 2014 01:49:49 +0000
 ed via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> 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?

Is this still happening (like with this e-mail)? My current employer blocks SMTP, so when I'm at work, I'm forced to post via the web interface (instead of my local client, which I'd much prefer to use), and my e-mail provider just changed their web interface recently, which made it so that they were sending really munged messages (which were probably html). I think that I've managed to force it to be plaintext again, and my messages seem to no longe be munged, but maybe there are still problems. Certainly, if my messages ever show up as anything other than plaintext, I'd like to know so that I can fix it. - Jonathan M Davis

Nope, thanks for making the change :) Cheers, ed

(that is no as in it is no longer happening.) All fixed.
May 29 2014