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Re: [Pan-users] Re: Feature Request: configurable quoting character

From: Torstein Sunde
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Re: Feature Request: configurable quoting character
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 22:44:47 +0100

Charles Kerr wrote:
> I guess the solution I like best for this is to remove Pan's ability
> to treat anything other than '>' as a quote, because other quotes
> cause trouble anyway.

I basically agree with Bobby on this.  We can live with miscoloured
smileys, and Eric's could have circumvented his problem by changing the
preferences for valid quoting characters, i.e. removing ":".

A compromise may be removing ":" from the default characters accepted
for quoting, although I prefer the present default.

But since Pan only uses ">" when composing, it may:
- Check only for lines starting with ">" when *sending* a message.
- Continue accepting other characters in the preferences when
  *displaying* text in the body pane.

BTW, if I remove the blank line between the attribution and the quoted
text, Pan doesn't refuse posting.  (But if I don't add a smiley, I get
the warning about top-posting.)

> Pan *could* compare the original article to the new one line-by-line
> to guess new content, and that might also be the right way to go, but
> Pan would have to take rewrapping into consideration then too.  hmmm..

Sounds rather complicated for such a marginal problem, IMHO.
And smileys would still be miscoloured in the body pane.

Another solution would be if Pan recognised the most common smileys.

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