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Old 01-31-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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How to get rid of the grey background on news from taz.de?

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I really prefer to read black on white and not on grey. For some reason the news epub created from taz.de (die tageszeitung) with the Calibre recipe creates a grey background. How come? I took a look into the recipe, but I couldn’t find out any instruction that asks for a grey background. Maybe the author of the recipe didn’t even intend it. After unzipping the epub file I could inspect the generated CSS. There are two background colours defined:

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[…]
.sect1 {
    background-color: #efede4;
    […]
    }
[…]
.calibre6 {
    background-color: #ccc;
    […]
    }
[…]
How can I get rid of the grey background? Ok, I can create a new recipe, actually I did a very basic one that just includes the RSS feed URL and yields a white background. But where in the included recipe is the instruction for a grey background hidden?
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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no_stylesheets = True

in the recipe.
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I had the same idea, but the thing is: There is no extra_css in the recipe included in Calibre (yielding a grey background):

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__license__ = 'GPL v3'
__copyright__ = '2010, Alexander Schremmer <alex@alexanderweb.de>'

from calibre.web.feeds.news import BasicNewsRecipe

class TazRSSRecipe(BasicNewsRecipe):
title = u'Taz.de (die tageszeitung) RSS Feed - German'
__author__ = 'Alexander Schremmer'
language = 'de'
lang = 'de-DE'
oldest_article = 7
max_articles_per_feed = 100
publisher = 'taz Entwicklungs GmbH & Co. Medien KG'

conversion_options = {'publisher': publisher,
'language': lang,
}

feeds = [(u'TAZ main feed', u'http://www.taz.de/rss.xml')]
keep_only_tags = [dict(name='div', attrs={'class': 'sect sect_article'})]
remove_tags_after = dict(name='div', attrs={'class': 'rack'})
remove_tags = [
dict(name=['div'], attrs={'class': 'artikelwerbung'}),
dict(name=['ul'], attrs={'class': 'toolbar'}),]



…and there is no “no_stylesheets = True” in my very basic recipe (yielding a white background):

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class AdvancedUserRecipe1328000860(BasicNewsRecipe):
title = u'taz.de'
oldest_article = 7
max_articles_per_feed = 100
auto_cleanup = True

cover_url = 'http://www.taz.de/fileadmin/templates/neu/images/logo_verlagsseiten.gif'
#feeds = [(u'taz.de', u'http://taz.de/!p3270;rss/')]
feeds = [(u'TAZ main feed', u'http://www.taz.de/rss.xml')]


…and the articles on the Taz website viewed in a normal browser don’t have a grey background at all.

In addition, when I add “no_stylesheets = True” in the recipe included in Calibre, the background in the articles is still grey. So there must be something going wrong with the some of the instructions. Very strange!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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background colors can be specified in many way, via a style attribute or a bgcolor attribute. You will need to look at the html and figure out what is causing it, and remove it.
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The forum software mentions “similar topics” below, and one of it describes about the same problem that I have:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=112958
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