It depends on how you define "properly displayed" ...
If the text were marked as bold, then I would expect the text, as rendered in InDesign would look the same as if it had been marked in bold using InDesign itself.
change: $1; with character style:Bold.
Are you essentially saying that I must manually parse the HTML via GREP? Obviously, there are tens of properties that could be in a FONT tag, etc. I need to process them all manually???
well.. you said a simple html... you can always use a findChangeByList, to do most of the processing..
ps. whoevere gave you the html with FONT tag.. please.. shoot him!
Yup. There's no HTML parser built into InDesign.
Rorohiko has an HTML walker. I'm not sure if it would help you or not.