[Mailman-Users] HTML in list descriptions

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Feb 11 05:32:39 CET 2004

Ralf loaned me his listinfo code and it was plain to see that during an
upgrade the process parsed the listinfo html and modified the
non-standard html statements.  It's made the following
modifications (which are easily reversed):
  "<" == "&lt;"
  ">" == "&gt;"

It turned them into logical "greater than" and logical "less than".
Thus the html tags are missing and are now text.  

I cut/pasted the code into an editor and did two replace all's then
cut/pasted the code back into the listinfo edit page. Everything worked
fine after that.

This is exactly what I was saying last week (but apparently not very
well....) HTML code works fine in Mailman version 2.1.4. It's the
upgrade process that converts the "<" and ">" characters to a text
representation.  You have to edit the old code to move it back to its
original status as HTML tags.

Example:  <H2>  was converted to   &lt;H2&gt;

Hope that is helpful!

Jon Carnes

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