Changes to our IM formatting

Will Thompson will at
Tue Aug 4 07:01:14 EDT 2009

Mark Doliner wrote:
> So over the past few days I made some changes to the way we parse
> incoming Yahoo IMs so that we are now able to send pt sizes to
> libpurple using <span style="font-size: 10pt"> instead of <font
> size="3">.  Currently this only happens if libpurple is compiled with
> the USE_CSS_FORMATTING define,

I think this has been mentioned before, but: if this is a build-time
option, then either UIs that don't understand CSS will break when the
distro's libpurple package is upgraded, or libpurple packages will be
built without USE_CSS_FORMATTING and Pidgin won't be able to take
advantage of this.

> Does this sound like a reasonable thing to do?  I'd especially love to
> hear from other UIs like Adium and Instantbird, and from Sean/Arnold
> (Arnold is the summer of code student working on webkit).  And for
> Finch, we strip HTML before displaying IMs, right?

That said: Haze strips HTML, so it doesn't affect Haze. If all the UIs
are okay with this changing, then maybe it doesn't matter that it's a
compile-time option.


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