[Mailman-Users] Encoding problems

Asbjørn Ulsberg asbjorn at tigerstaden.no
Fri Nov 5 15:22:15 CET 2004

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:02:11 -0700, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:

> The text in the "info" box is not HTML despite the confusing
> documentation. It is text only. Any included "<", ">" or "&"
> characters are escaped.

Although I have not edited this page myself, I understand it so as the  
text has not been in HTML in any way. Plain text has been entered, but  
still non-ASCII characters have been double-escaped. Why they are escaped  
in the first place is a mystery; why they are escaped twice is  

> You can replace the entire template as above if you wish. See
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.048.htp
> for info about editing other templates beyond the three that can be
> edited this way.

Okay, thanks. I don't understand the procedure quite well, though. If I  
edit <what?>, will I be able to change the outputed HTML and CSS and thus  
be able to change the look of (all) the Mailman pages (including the  

> Changes to the source will affect the entire installation, not just a
> particular list or virtual domain and are more difficult to maintain
> across updates. It's better to edit the templates.


> That said, the modules involved in presenting the listinfo page are
> Mailman/Cgi/listinfo.py and Mailman/HTMLFormatter.py.

Nice to know. Thanks.

Asbjørn Ulsberg         -=|=-        asbjornu at hotmail.com
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