[Mailman-Users] Digest message format?

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Tue Apr 25 20:31:14 CEST 2000

I realize that HTML email is evil, but I think this is one place where it
would be REALLY useful.  I'm subscribed to a couple of digested mailman
lists, and I've tried both plain text and MIME encodings, neither is
satisfactory.  It seems that all of the pieces are there, just not put
together in any useful fasion.  Here's what I'd like to propose as a
"option":  HTML messages.  The digest functions already parse the messages,
remove the subjects, and chop it up into pieces for the MIME parts, and
stick everything together in a semi-coherent fasion for the plain text
version.  To get useful HTML, all it would take would be to have the digest
function put in a name anchor (you know, the little page.html#gohere thing)
where it puts the messages together, and put links into where it puts all of
the subjects that point to those name anchors.  Plus, if you make (leave?)
the default digested mode as plain text, you won't get people who can't
handle HTML email getting it, the same way that you avoid that with MIME.
So, anybody think this is good, bad, ugly, or otherwise?  

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