Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#15275 new defect

IRC colour value non-standard in html log

Reported by: the9muse Owned by: elb
Milestone: Component: IRC
Version: 2.10.4 Keywords: irc log color standard compatibility
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Description

mIRC has 16 colours, which Pidgin supports.

But in automatically saved log (html format), some colour values contain spaces and are not recognised by modern browsers.

These colours include: light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, light grey, dark grey

<span style='color: dark green; background: light grey;'>blahblahblah</span>

Correct value should be without the spaces.

<span style='color: darkgreen; background: lightgrey;'>blahblahblah</span>

Since the colour cannot be recognised, they are not displayed when viewing the log in Firefox, Chrome, or IE (9), only Pidgin's built-in log browser would shows the correct colour.

Attachments (1)

2012-06-01.203118_0800HKT.html.zip (3.0 KB) - added by the9muse 7 years ago.
A sample (Chinese) log where one of the main speakers speaks in dark green, but shows as black in browsers

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Change History (2)

Changed 7 years ago by the9muse

A sample (Chinese) log where one of the main speakers speaks in dark green, but shows as black in browsers

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by elb

OK; two points:

  1. The HTML logs that Pidgin produces are not actually completely valid HTML in a number of ways; you are likely to find places that they do not display properly in browsers.
  2. I believe this particular problem is also neatly solved by using RGB values instead of named colors; those named colors should work on real computers (that have rgb.txt), but likely do not reliably work in Windows. I will make this change at some point. In the meantime, you may find it useful to postprocess your logs to convert, e.g., 'light blue' to '#ADD8E6' or 'lightblue'.
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