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Re^3: Distinguish between HTML and Plain text

by ikegami (Pope)
on Sep 26, 2011 at 23:36 UTC ( #927977=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Distinguish between HTML and Plain text
in thread Distinguish between HTML and Plain text

This is HTML:

Please use <code>...</code> tags around your code.

This is text:

Please use <code>use strict;</code> in your code.

How can one possibly correctly identify them programatically?

PS - This is the reason Atom is better than RSS. RSS doesn't provide a mean of specifying the content type, so it can't distinguish between text and HTML content. Clients have to guess. You could take a peek at how RSS clients do it, but I suspect they might work with less ambiguous content than you.

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