[Mimedefang] strip invalid IMG tag

Kevin A. McGrail kmcgrail at pccc.com
Mon Nov 29 10:31:02 EST 2004

> > search for <img src=(http|https)(.*)>
> I would *strongly* encourage you to use HTML::Parser for this task,
> and not some homegrown regexp parser.  Otherwise, you could miss
> things like:

This is just my notes.  You'll notice I did note that HTML::Parser was the
way to go.

> Why do it to text/plain parts?  Does anything actually render text/plain
> as HTML?  (Outhouse, maybe...)

Yes, I have seen anecdotal evidence that some email readers will interpret
HTML.  However, I have not found a mail reader that does but I have found
suggestions that companies like MsgTag.com believe that mail clients exist
that interpret HTML from text/plain parts.  Therefore, I am assuming a
worst-case scenario that the possibility might be there.


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