Bug#522527: Escape description text with --color html
Raphael Geissert <email@example.com> writes:
> Richard Kettlewell wrote:
>> The attached patch arranges for '--color html' output to be properly
>> escaped. Without it, if you look at the output in a web browser, things
>> like the <pkg> in no-copyright-file's /usr/share/doc/<pkg>/copyright can
> Attached mbox contains a patch fixing this bug the way I think it should be
> Properly escaping some characters from the tag line (<&>, not just <& as the
> originally proposed patch), and by calling description('html',...) which
> ensures <i>, <em>, and <tt> are preserved.
Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing. This looks better to me. If we
know the output is HTML, we should preserve the markup in the descriptions.
I wonder if we should go all the way to making this a separate output
format, with the color option retained for backward compatibility. I
think that was proposed a while back.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>