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Chrome [bug] Clipper "Simplified" deletes numerics and adds bullets

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I hope this is the proper way to report a problem. If not, please tell me what the appropriate way is.

I have seen this bug numerous times while clipping recipes. One such example is the page at https://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/7973-eggplant-involtini?ref=new_search_experience_19&incode=MASAD00L0

A recipe typically contains a list of ingredients, each of which starts with a numeric value. For example, see the screen shot Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 5.46.40 PM.png (attached). When clipping such pages using the Simplified Article option the numeric values are omitted and the ingredients are shown as bullets. For example, see Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 5.47.45 PM.png (attached). 

The desirable outcome would be to leave the numbers in creating in "unformatted list" (<ul>). 

 

OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 (15E65)
 
Chrome Version 50.0.2661.102 (64-bit)
 
Here is the HTML for the list shown in the screen shots. It seems fairly straightforward.
 

<section class='ingredients'>

<h4 class='section-slug'>Ingredients</h4>

<ul>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

2

</span>

<span>

large eggplants (1 1/2 pounds each), peeled

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

6

</span>

<span>

tablespoons <a href="/taste_tests/489-all-purpose-vegetable-oils">vegetable oil</a>

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

 

</span>

<span>

Kosher salt and pepper

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

2

</span>

<span>

garlic cloves, minced

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

1/4

</span>

<span>

teaspoon dried oregano

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

 

</span>

<span>

Pinch red pepper flakes

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

1

</span>

<span>

(28-ounce) can <a href="/taste_tests/231-canned-whole-tomatoes">whole peeled tomatoes</a>, drained with juice reserved, chopped coarse

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

1

</span>

<span>

slice <a href="/taste_tests/270-white-sandwich-bread">hearty white sandwich bread</a>, torn into 1-inch pieces

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

8

</span>

<span>

ounces (1 cup) whole-milk ricotta cheese

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

1 1/2

</span>

<span>

ounces grated Pecorino Romano cheese (3/4 cup)

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

1/4

</span>

<span>

cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

</span>

</li>

<li itemprop='ingredients'>

<span>

1

</span>

<span>

tablespoon lemon juice

</span>

</li>

 

 

</ul>

</section>

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Thanks for the bug report. 

Does Article or Full screen clipping do the job correctly?

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I have this problem also, but with recipes from the nytimes.com website.  I can't speak to America's Test Kitchen recipes, but with NY Times recipes, clipping "Article" does the job correctly while "Simplified article" does not - removes numbers and adds bullets.  I would be glad to provide screen shots if needed, but one example that I clipped today was from this page:  

 

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12469-rhubarb-ice-cream-with-a-caramel-swirl

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I can provide some other URLs, and/or screen shots if needed since it seems like the original poster stopped replying.

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On 7/22/2016 at 8:37 AM, rubenb said:

Thanks for providing the URL!

No problem. I'm glad to provide more.  NY Times recipes all seem to have this problem; the Smitten Kitchen blog does not.  But here's one that comes out even worse; if you clip "simplified article" you lose the whole recipe and get nothing but the comments!

 

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/double-chocolate-zucchini-bread-recipe

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Rubenb -- 

I am sorry for taking so long to reply to your question. I see there has been some discussion while I have been away.

The direct answer to your question is that the problem does not occur for Article or Whole page; only under Simplified Article.

I pretty well understand why Evernote misses whole sections of a page with Simplified Article. Indeed Simplified Article is incredibly valuable because it does a good job of culling out the relevant material from the dross. Indeed, it is because Simplified Article exists that it is practical to capture recipes in Evernote and then use them on a tablet in the kitchen.

I am hoping, however, that this situation, where adjacent <span> sections lead to omitted material could be easily fixed. 

I promise if you get back with more questions I will be able to respond more quickly.

Wes

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Continuing to have this problem, including with all recipes from Smitten Kitchen - https://smittenkitchen.com/ - which appears to have changed its coding since I posted back in July.  Using Simplified Article now means losing the first photo, and information from the ingredients list.

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Any progress on this issue.  Take a look at what "Simplified  Article" does to this recipie: http://recipes.177milkstreet.com/recipes/brussel-sprouts it is absolutely useless.  I've searched for years for a simple solution that would allow me to import the print format of recipes into Evernote directly instead of a pdf so I can see them easily on mobile.  I don't know much about coding, but cliping as "Print View" would be a great addition to the web clipper. 

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Any progress on this issue?  I am tired of having to manually delete ads, comments, etc from recipes that are saved with the full article view.

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