Bug 171953 - Pipermail creates HTML pages that have the the body colors set WRONGly
Summary: Pipermail creates HTML pages that have the the body colors set WRONGly
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: postmaster
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-25 17:20 UTC by deeptech71@gmail.com
Modified: 2018-05-28 19:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description deeptech71@gmail.com 2012-09-25 17:20:08 UTC
For example, the web page http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2012-September/date.html contains the following HTML source:
    <BODY BGCOLOR="#ffffff">
That is, the web page specifies a background color without specifying a foreground color. This fucks with my default settings of "cyan text on black background": the said web page gets displayed as "cyan text on white background".

The web page should specify either
- all colors (foreground, background, new link, visited link, active link), or
- no colors.
Of these, it is highly recommended that the latter is done instead of the former.


Fix the configuration of Pipermail, if possible. Otherwise, edit the Pipermail program's source code and remove the generation of the ``BGCOLOR="#ffffff"'' HTML source part.
Comment 1 Glen Barber freebsd_committer 2014-02-18 20:31:49 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-www->postmaster

Pipermail is postmaster territory.
Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-28 19:44:04 UTC
batch change:

For bugs that match the following
-  Status Is In progress 
- Untouched since 2018-01-01.
- Affects Base System OR Documentation


Reset to open status.

I did a quick pass but if you are getting this email it might be worthwhile to double check to see if this bug ought to be closed.