[Mailman-Users] Problems with HTML to text with quoted-printable and base64 encoding

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Jul 12 22:36:37 CEST 2004

This is a repost originally posted on June 15. There was no response to 
the original, but it was during a time when there were server problems 
at python.org so I'm reposting in hopes of reaching a wider audience...

Mailman 2.1.4
Red Hat Linux release 7.3 (Valhalla)

We are having problems with HTML to text/plan conversion. We have
applied the fix in
and this fixes the problem (HTML->text/plain error: 256) discussed in
that thread.

Problems remain however. Namely, if the HTML part has
Content-Transfer-Encoding: either base64 or quoted-printable, it is
the encoded data that is passed to lynx and the result is that if it's
base64, lynx does essentially nothing and if it's quoted-printable
lynx does what it can, but some tags are munged so some stuff gets

I couldn't find anything in the FAQ or bugs list about this.

Is there anything that can be done short of doing a decode of the
encoding before passing to lynx? Are there any patches available that
address this in that or some other way?

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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