[TAG] Points of style
Benjamin A. Okopnik
tag-kb at linuxgazette.net
Mon Sep 20 20:31:24 MSD 2004
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 01:03:31PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 08:31:47AM -0400, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> > > But I still hate <http://...> format.
> > Ack - I've been using that format for ages myself. Moreover, it's a very
> > common usage; even if I broke the habit, we'd still get'em from
> > elsewhere. Besides, the Robustness Principle says that it's up to _us_
> > to handle this sort of thing from our end, and I agree. Is it a matter
> > of parsing? If so, I can surely make up a regex that would happily grab
> > these things; just let me know.
> It's actually some flavor of informal standard, IIRC.
That was how I thought of it, too.
> enough, the URL catcher regex in Mutt screws it up as well:
> closing-angle-bracket and closing-paren both show up as highlighted;
> clearly it thinks they're part of the URL -- or at least, my copy
> does; I suppose the possiblilty exists I screwed around with that Way
> Back When.
Hmm. "vi" certainly parses both properly; a little more checking shows
that my version of Mutt (1.5.6+20040803i (CVS)) does also. Upgrade time?
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