When yakuake starts in my XFCE session, I see
<html> (yakuake started text) </html>
I haven't seen the <html> tags in gnome in the past, so I'm guessing notify deamon in Gnome does support the markup.
I'm not really sure if this is a feature or bug - and I'm not taking sides if sending HTML messages is a good idea either. If not supporting HTML syntax is a feature, I guess I'll switch this bug to yakuake to send plain text messages.
xfce4-notifyd *should* support markup and filter out elements it doesn't support (at least that'S what http://www.galago-project.org/specs/notification/0.9/x161.html says).
The question is if yakuake sends valid XML. Is there a way to get the complete message?
Hmm, I looked into the code and see:
app/mainwindow.cpp (yakuake 2.9.8):
1182 void MainWindow::showStartupPopup()
1184 KAction* action = static_cast<KAction*>(actionCollection()->action("toggle-window-state"));
1185 QString shortcut(action->globalShortcut().toString());
1186 QString title(i18nc("@title:window", "<application>Yakuake</application> Notification"));
1187 QString message(i18nc("@info", "Application successfully started.<nl/>" "Press <shortcut>%1</shortcut> to use it ...", shortcut));
Since newline gets translated to </ br>, I guess it's a matter of what `message' does with the string. But I'm not a Developer and I know next to nothing about C++ :)
So it's definitely not a matter of yakuake. Notifications from other apps (Audacious for example) exhibit the same behaviour - HTML tags printed instead of rich formatting.
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xfce4-notifyd-0.2.3-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Actually this already works as expected in 0.2.2.
To test , try something like:
$ notify-send Test "<u>underline</u> <i>italic</i> <b>bold</b>"
Tags not listed at http://www.galago-project.org/specs/notification/0.9/x161.htmlare not supported and should not be used: "notifications should never take advantage of tags that are not listed above."
So to me the fault is clearly on the client side, applications should not use these tags and. Something like <shortcut>%1</shortcut> is not even valid HTML.
I think that xfce4-notifyd should strip out everything it doesn't support, that's why I filed https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10027
xfce4-notifyd-0.2.3-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.