After reading here and there on the boards, I decided to cert my self as Observer for a while. Seems the reasonable thing based on the definitions. I'm still light on contributions to even claim apprentice at this point.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!