[rfc-i] What the text version is used for (was Re: The <tt> train wreck)

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sun Aug 22 01:57:47 PDT 2021


Am 22.08.2021 um 01:26 schrieb Brian E Carpenter:
> ...
> Huh? I don't know how to select a rectangle from a .txt file which
> is not full width. Also, the cases where you actually *need* to
> preserve the layout will be artwork or code. You can select those
> from the rendered HTML with no problem.
> ...

Agreed.

That said, there are a few things that will continue to be complicated
for copy and paste:

- lists (because the list decorators are auto-generated in the HTML and
currently do not survive copy/paste)

- tables

Best regards, Julian


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