[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Mar 25 05:14:28 CET 2015
Lindsay Haisley writes:
> One of two things is eventually going to have to happen. Either people
> who design and publish standards for email are going to have to come to
> agreement on a proper standard for this kind of content
We have that, IMO. It's called HTML5 + <link rel=stylesheet ...>.
Unfortunately, class and id attributes can easily be abused, but even
so it's not hard to be disciplined if you want to be disciplined.
> and people who design MUAs and email utilities such as mailing list
> managers are going to have to come to grips with these standards
> and implement them,
"Aye, there's the rub." They don't want to. It involves more thought
and less monopoly power.
> or email as a form of communication will eventually go the way of
> Usenet, archie, gopher and other extinct (or nearly so) protocols
> and become an Internet relic
I'm not so pessimistic.
> along with all the spam that it makes possible.
I'm not so optimistic. ;-)
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