For example, the web page http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2012-September/date.html contains the following HTML source:
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.
Pipermail is postmaster territory.
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.