The admonition on the tag of this fiberoptic cord is broken into three little lines like a haiku.
The text reads:
The suspension after lest in the first line is quite good, as well as the anticlimax of the last line.
The UK government warns Trump that war with Iran 'is in none of our interests' Adam Bienkov 2020-01-03T10:33:25Z The letter F. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The word "in". A stylized letter F. Three evenly spaced dots forming an ellipsis: "...". Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. Donald Trump Boris Johnson Donald Trump Boris Johnson [5e0f163885] Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. Getty
The parts that stuck out to me were:
- The letter F.
- An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email.
- An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url.
And so on. What are these things anyway? Looking at the source of the page, I saw it has a bunch of icons which are also hyperlinks. The icon class contains a non-standard HTML tag <desc> which contains a description of the icon (perhaps in a gesture of accessibility toward people with vision impairment). The icon block looks something like this:
<a href="https://www.facebook.com"> <svg class="svg-icon facebook-icon"> <title id="title">Facebook Icon</title> <desc id="desc">The letter F.</desc> </svg> </a>
The body of the <desc> element gets dumped into the visible text in the w3m browser. I wrote a little Python script to extract these descriptions.
import re with open('news_article.html', 'r') as f: article = f.read() snippets = re.findall(r'<desc id="desc">(.*)<\/desc>', article) with open('snippets.txt', 'w') as f: f.write('\n'.join(snippets))
Finally, here are all these snippets standing alone, with the article and other junk stripped out. Read together, they have some majesty.
|||Bienkov, Adam. "The UK government warns Trump that war with Iran 'is in none of our interests'." Business Insider, 3 Jan. 2020, https://www.businessinsider.com/uk-warns-donald-trump-against-launching-war-iran-qassem-soleimani-2020-1. Accessed 13 March 2020.|