At Last... HtmlCompat
In the 28.0.0 edition of
the support libraries ActiveX AndroidX Jetpack(?), we will get an
offering an API compatible with the current implementation of
Html. This will
be very useful for getting consistent results both pre- and post-API Level 24,
when the API was revamped, which deprecated methods like the one-parameter version of
Such a class had been suggested two years ago, and it’s good to see that it was added.
HtmlCompat suffers from the same documentation limitation as does
Html: no specification for what subset of HTML is supported. API Level 24
expanded the support from the roster that I wrote up 8 years ago,
but there is no official list of what is and is not supported.
As a result, handing arbitrary HTML to
HtmlCompat is still risky, in that
you might wind up with a mix of actual formatting and unprocessed HTML tags.
But, this is still a step in the right direction, and I am grateful for it.