[Mailman-Users] Digest message format?

Dan Mick Dan.Mick at west.sun.com
Tue Apr 25 20:44:56 CEST 2000

I think it's a good idea.

Gregory Leblanc wrote:

> 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?
>         Greg
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