Changes to our IM formatting

Florian Quèze florian at
Sat Aug 8 18:05:20 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 10:40, Mark Doliner<mark at> wrote:

> Currently this only happens if libpurple is compiled with
> the USE_CSS_FORMATTING define, but I think we should make this the
> only supported method in 3.0.0.
> 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?

Instantbird won't have any problem with using CSS formatting.

By the way, are there known UIs that display HTML but don't understand CSS?
If there aren't, maybe you don't need to wait for 3.0 to change the
default behavior.
Or does this break an API that was documented and consistent enough
for plugin writers to write code that depends on this?

Florian Quèze

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