[Dshield] Hard to Read this List Sometimes
mark.rowlands at minmail.net
Fri Jul 26 12:48:08 GMT 2002
On Fri July 26 2002 14:08, James C. Slora, Jr. wrote:
> Mark Rowlands wrote Friday, July 26, 2002 7:49 AM:
> > Whilst I agree that ALL mail should be text, the assumption that we have
> > a significant number of mail clients that cannot render HTML is faulty.
> I did not say that they CAN'T render HTML
I beg to differ:- from your original mail:-
> > > 2. There are a huge variety of people on this list, and they do not all
> > > use mail clients that render HTML.
> > Here's my approach, you have the freedom to send me mail in whatever
> > format you like, I have the freedom not to read it.
> This is my approach, too. I'm not anti-HTML at all, and I use HTML mail
> when friendly formatting is useful.
> The problem I was pointing out is that the list digest is sent in Plain
> Text, and it faithfully quotes the original sender's message verbatim. Thus
> even in an HTML-aware mail reader, the list digest displays all the
> original HTML and XML of each message in all its gory detail.
I see no reference to the digest from of list in your original mail.
> A single-line reply to the list requires several pages of scrolling to read
> the message and move on to the next one if the sender composes the message
> in Word. Direct HTML is a little shorter, but still leaves more junk than
You want people to change their behaviour in order to make your life easier.
Sadly people aren't like that.
Change your behaviour instead. Don't subscribe to digests.
send html mail > /dev/null, or pipe it to an htmlstripper of some variety.
Your cholesterol levels will decrease and people will begin to find you even
more attractive ;-)
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