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Newlines are finally preserved. If you want to use markup, use HTML, but be sure to wrap your paragraphs in <p> tags. Yes I know the comment system for this page sucks, and yes I am working on it.

Recent Ruby Patches
Thu Jan 12 21:32:04 2006 :: Link

I've submitted a couple of patches to Ruby in the last month or so. The first patch, which has been accepted for Ruby 1.9, and possibly 1.8, adds several missing HTTP headers to Ruby CGI, including the ever-important If-Modified-Since and If-None-Match headers.

The second patch, which (as of today) is still floating on ruby-core, improves the HTML output of RDoc by adding proper encoding and language declarations, closing dangling <img> and <br/> elements, and fixing a handful of other annoyances.

Without any further ado, each of the patches and their respective descriptions from ruby-core:

(Second post written using Markdown; I could get used to this...)

Update: Updated to reflect latest version of second patch.