On Tue, 04 Oct 2005 23:30:11 +1300, Roger Johansson <roger4911@xxxxxxxxx>
Richard Grevers wrote:
>> This would lead to only one thing: Sites blocking Opera on the
>> of "Don't mess with my page" - its every bit as evil as Microsoft's
>> "smart tags" were.
Website owner happens to check out their site in Opera and sees links
where they didn't put them. That is altering the author's content.
First of all, I wasn't talking about web sites, I was talking about
received emails and notes, which are my property.
And I was talking about both because Opera's current solution for go to
url (which is the best I've seen in any browser) works across the board
(sometiems I wish it worked in the compose window too!)
Second, Isn't the user mode and all modes in the style menu
really changing the layout of web sites?
STYLE != CONTENT. Putting a link where the author did not put one is
changing the content. If the author had intended there to be a link there,
they would have damn well put one there.
The last argument does not apply for emails since there is no standard for
inserting a link in text/plain email - the client is responsible for
generating hyperlinks. I know to write all urls in emails complete with
protocols because that's what the more brain-dead mail clients recognise.
Alas, most of them can't recognise an URL that wraps. Opera goes a step
further in mail and will highlight what looks like a domain name without
the protocol, but that's really as far as it dare go without becoming a
nuisance. select -> go to url is a super-elegant solution for anything
Remember too, that opera:files is a valid URI, but g.rc:country in the
code I might be emailing a colleague is not. The AI required is simply too
demanding and not worth the effort.
Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/