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Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 21 22:57:40 CEST 2003


Lee Harr <missive at frontiernet.net> writes:

> How about email?

Right. Or, uncertain: I would not consider a MIME message 7-bit plain
text ASCII. Indeed, I would not consider an RFC 822 message plain text
at all - the body might be plain text, but then, the body of an HTML
file might also be be 'plain', in the sense it does not refer to
multimedia/content...

But your observation is right in principle: to really understand what
the "most common text format in history" is, and to allow "7-bit plain
text ASCII" as a candidate, one would need to specify, in more detail,
what exactly that is.

Regards,
Martin





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