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</code>, which turns out to be <a href='http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/_PLAINTEXT.html'>an obsolete HTML tag</a> (I’d never seen it, and I’ve been doing this shit since 1994), has <a href=' http://bloglines.com/citations?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftbray.org%2Fongoing&amp;submit=Search'>exploded Bloglines</a> (no biggie, Bloglines is basically unmaintained these days) and <a href='http://planetapache.org/'>demolished PlanetApache</a> (scroll down a bit). <a href='http://planetjava.org/'>PlanetJava</a> has silent data loss, and <a href='http://del.icio.us/url/a7acc9f2a9a2b6c92ffb5b6837a5872d'>del.icio.us</a> is barfing angle-brackets. It’s only a matter of hours before the Web Implodes, Wall Street Crashes, and mobs of looters take apart downtown Topeka, Kansas. Stock up on dried foods. <i>[Update: <a href='http://www.laurenwood.org/anyway/'>Lauren</a> points out that <code><plaintext></code> is defined, but deprecated, in the <a href='http://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/html/rfc1866.txt'>HTML RFC from 1995</a>. How many more scary forgotten tags are lurking in the codebase, I wonder?] [Update: You might want to go back to Sam’s post and read <a href='http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/2006/03/28/plaintext'>the comments</a>, which are instructive and entertaining.]</i></p> <hr /> <div id='commentHere'></div> <div id='footer'><p class='footer'><b>Updated: 2006/03/28</b></p> </div> </div> <div id='rightcontent'><div class='oo'><a id='to-home' href='https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/'><span id='home'>ongoing</span></a></div> <div> <div class='principles'> <a href='/ongoing/WhatItIs'>What this is</a> &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/ongoing.atom'><img title="Subscribe to ongoing" alt="Subscribe to ongoing" src="/ongoing/Feed.png"/></a><br/> <a href='/ongoing/Truth'>Truth</a> &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/Biz'>Biz</a> &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/Tech'>Tech</a></div> <a href='/ongoing/misc/Tim'>author</a> &#xb7; <a href='http://www.textuality.com/BillBray/'>Dad</a> &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/misc/Software'>software</a> &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/misc/Colophon'>colophon</a> &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/misc/Copyright'>rights</a> </div> <div id='potd'><a id='tnA' href='/ongoing/goto-potd/'><img id='tnI' src='/ongoing/potd.png' alt='picture of the day' /></a></div> <div id='cats'> <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/03/'>March</a> <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/03/28/'>28</a>, <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/'>2006</a><br/> &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/What/Technology'>Technology</a><span class='more'> (85 fragments)</span> <br/> &#xb7; &#xb7; <a href='/ongoing/What/Technology/Web'>Web</a><span class='more'> (390 more)</span> </div> <div id="fonts"><hr /></div> <div class="employ"> <p>By <a rel="author" href="/ongoing/misc/Tim">Tim Bray</a>.</p> <p>I am an employee<br> of Amazon.com, but<br/> the opinions expressed here <br/> are my own, and no other party<br/> necessarily agrees with them.</p> <p>A full disclosure of my<br/> professional interests is<br/> on the <a href='/ongoing/misc/Tim'>author</a> page.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>