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Re: [O] Preserve formatting when copy/pasting from HTML

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [O] Preserve formatting when copy/pasting from HTML
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 14:04:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.91 (gnu/linux)

Hi Tory,

address@hidden (Tory S. Anderson) writes:

> We often read online articles with headings and sometimes
> subheadings. They may also include bold, italic, and hyperlinks, all
> of which are supported by Org. Is there any way to preserve this
> formatting if I copy-paste into org/emacs, the same way it's preserved
> when I paste into Word or into a Google Document/email? Or is this
> fundamentally difficult in emacs? It would be a tremendous feature.

It would be easy to code something that sometimes works, with a dumb
parsing of the most common HTML tags and rendering into Org syntax.
But this would be really fragile and doing it right is fundamentally

I'd love to see someone proves me I'm too pessimistic, though.



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