a little parsing challenge ☺

Jason Earl jearl at notengoamigos.org
Wed Jul 20 22:57:25 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 20 2011, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

>>>>>> "Uri" == Uri Guttman <uri at StemSystems.com> writes:
> Uri> a better parsing challenge. how can you parse usenet to keep this troll
> Uri> from posting on the wrong groups on usenet? first one to do so, wins the
> Uri> praise of his peers. 2nd one to do it makes sure the filter stays in
> Uri> place. all the rest will be rewarded by not seeing the troll anymore.
> Uri> anyone who actually engages in a thread with the troll should parse
> Uri> themselves out of existance.
> Since the newsgroups: line is not supposed to have spaces in it, that
> makes both his post and your post invalid.  Hence, filter on invalid
> posts.

I suspect that the spaces you are seeing are being added by Gnus.  I see
them too (and I see them in your post as well), but they disappear when
I use "C-u g" and view the source of the posts.


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