[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Wed Mar 25 11:17:46 CET 2015

At Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:42:23 +0900 "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:

> Peter Shute writes:
>  > I've seen a plain text section that didn't match the html version
>  > (if I'm remembering that incident correctly).
> Indeed, occasionally you'll see the arrogant "your MUA doesn't deal
> with MIME properly" notice in a text/plain MIME part, rather than in
> the preamble.
>  > > Nonetheless, IMHO HTMLized email the way of the future so 
>  > > we'd better get used to dealing with it.
>  > 
>  > Yes, whether we like it or not. It's a pity though that such
>  > complex HTML is used. Do we really need anything more than the
>  > ability to bold and underline? I'd be happy with some of the basic
>  > Structured Text formatting commands, which have the advantage that
>  > they're still intelligible in plain text.
> You'd be amazed what teenage girls will do in an HTML email using a
> WYSIWYG editor.  The point of the brain damage is like proprietary

Give almost *anyone* a big box of Crayolas, and you almost always get an
instant 3 year old...

> drivers in the Linux kernel: trying to provide features that the
> competition doesn't, in a non-standard way so that they can't just fix
> their editors.
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