[sylpheed:34285] Re: Ampersands in HTML mailings

beacon at videotron.ca beacon at videotron.ca
Wed Nov 3 06:26:04 JST 2010

On Tue, 02 Nov 2010 16:09:45 -0500
Rich Coe <Richard.Coe at med.ge.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 17:27:25 +0100
> Roland Ramthun <mail at roland-ramthun.de> wrote:
> > Hello Sylpheed users and developers,
> > 
> > I noted a problem with Sylpheed's HTML->Text converter and our university mailing system.
> > 
> > The mailings unfortunately are HTML only and so Sylpheed converts them to text to display them.
> > This process breaks all links, because in HTML ampersands are encoded with &amp; and Sylpheed doesn't reverse this process.
> I don't see what you see.  In sylpheed it displays the &amp; and when you 
> click on them, they are correctly parsed and displayed by the browser.
> Maybe you could send an example emai ?

   I know what he's talking about - I get html mail from realtors
which contain what are supposed to be clickable links, but in Sylpheed
they are not clickable. I have to load the actual email into a
browser to see what I should see in Sylpheed. Frankly, it's a pain.

Frank McCormick

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