I have a situation in which I'm getting HTML content via a pipe. I'd like to display it in a browser window. But the obvious step,
somethingThatProducesHTMLonStdout | open -f -a "Safari"
does not work: Safari displays the content, but as plain text; it does not render the HTML. I know for a fact that my HTML content is valid HTML content. In fact, it is easy to demonstrate this problem with a trivial test case:
echo "<html><body>foo</body></html>" | open -f -a "Safari"
does the same thing – displays plain text, not rendered content. I'm at a loss as to why Safari insists on doing this. What is the secret to making it render the HTML?
Note: I know I can make this work by saving the content to a temporary file and then opening the temporary file. I want to make it work without using a temporary file, if it is possible.