07/12/2010, 09:25 AM
Hi All (also, Palm, are you listening???)
Is anybody else frustrated with WebOS's insistance on replacing plaintext with HTML links EVERYWHERE when it thinks you want it to? Examples include URLs, Phone numbers, things that aren't either but webos wants to make them that way, and email addresses in the memos app, email signature, sharing links from newsroom, etc.
I absolutely HATE this behavior. I do not want my phone automagically marking up stuff that I don't want in the text that I am composing, especially in memos and in my email signature! It might as well randomly add bold, italic, underline, and different font sizes too, while it's at it!
At the very least it should be a toggle setting somewhere (Yeah, webos could use that for a LOT of things). Or better yet, select text and have a "HTML-ify" menu option. Doing it for everything and anything is really starting to P*SS me OFF!
Any easy solution other than dig in, write a patch, or beg someone else to write one to take care of this ridiculous behavior?
I'm sure that writing an exploit for this default stupidity would be fun.