Thanks for the great explanation! I've gone in and removed STYLE defanging
from anomy and it worked like a charm!
From: Bjarni R. Einarsson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 6:20 AM
To: Brien Oberstein
Subject: Re: outlook/word ugliness
On 2001-08-07, 19:17:18 (-0400), Brien Oberstein wrote:
> i'm not sure if this is a bug per se, but mail received from outlook xp
> using word as the editor in html format looks very ugly. i've attached
> an example. i'm using anomy 1.35. i'd really appreciate any hints on
> how to configure or patch anomy to handle this!
No, this is a known issue with the sanitizer, inherited from John
Hardin's procmail ruleset.
It has to do with the defanging of <S*YLE>...</STY*E> blocks, which
were invented by someone with no clue of HTML design philosopy.
Instead of the style settings being attributes or "funny tags" they
are simply written out as a CSS definition following the <S*YLE> tag
- when the <STY*E> tag gets defanged, the CSS info is revealed as
text where it used to be invisible.
The reason this is all so stupid is /the exact same thing happens/ if
the un-defanged HTML is viewed in a browser that doesn't know about
I've been planning to do something about this (comment out the
contents of STYLE blocks if possible), but haven't gotten around to
Perhaps before the next release.
If this really bugs you, you could always remove the STYLE tag from
the list of defanged tags in the Sanitizer.pm file.
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