Jargons of Info Tech industry

Mike Schilling mscottschilling at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 23 16:13:32 CEST 2005


"l v" <lv at aol.com> wrote in message 
news:1124804082_1011 at spool6-east.superfeed.net...
> Xah Lee wrote:
>> (circa 1996), and email should be text only (anti-MIME, circa 1995),
>
> I think e-mail should be text only.  I have both my email and news readers 
> set to display in plain text only.  It prevents the marketeers and 
> spammers from obtaining feedback that my email address is valid.  A 
> surprising amount of information can be obtained from your computer by 
> allowing HTML and all of it's baggage when executing on your computer. 
> Phishing comes to my mind first and it works because people click the link 
> without looking to see where the link really takes them.

A formatting-only subset of HTML would be useful for both e-mail and Usenet 
posts. 





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