[Mailman-Users] Digest Options

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Oct 29 13:58:27 CET 2006

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On Oct 28, 2006, at 2:30 PM, Dragon wrote:

> I'm in agreement with Mark here. I find this whole idea horrifying.
> HTML is for web pages, not e-mail.
> Friends don't let friends do HTML e-mail.

I'm by no means a fan of HTML email either, but /if/ we were to  
support it (a big if I might add), then the model I'd work from would  
be the daw-mac mailing list, which is IIRC run on yahoogroups.  It's  
not have bad even though it's laden with JavaScript.  You get a  
hyperlinked summary and clicking on each link does some JS magic to  
pop you to the message below.

Don't take the above as an endorsement of HTML digests, and there  
will always be standards-compliant plain text digests in Mailman.   
I'm just saying that there's at least one not so horrible (IMO)  
example out in the wild.

BTW, I think another possible digest style option would be one where  
the messages are not actually included in the digest, but the  
summaries (and perhaps some content excerpt) would be linked to the  
messages in the archives.  We've talked about that for a long time too.

- -Barry

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