Hi -devel. Currently packaged html2text have limited built-in http support. This means that html2text can work not only with pipe ("curl http://www.debian.org | html2text") and local files ("html2text index.html"), but also with web directly ("html2text http://www.debian.org"). However, http support is very limited - it doesn't support proxy, named vhosts and http redirections. It caused "wontfix" bugs , . The author's opinion is to add compile option to remove http support (in some future), mainly for compatibility reasons . html2text in testing already have a README.Debian that encourage users to use html2text through pipe with curl or wget with a short examples. Finally, http support in html2text is unsupported bunch of code that also makes implementing of meta-encoding tag and input/output recoding more hard to do (requested in ). Can we remove html2text's http support for squeeze?  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=285378  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=307425  http://www.mbayer.de/html2text/faq.shtml#sect4  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496226 -- Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, Ukrainian C++ developer.
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