Jargons of Info Tech industry

Richard Bos rlb at hoekstra-uitgeverij.nl
Tue Aug 23 17:04:04 CEST 2005


"Mike Schilling" <mscottschilling at hotmail.com> wrote:

> "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. 

Used to be that the formatting-only subset of HTML was called HTML.

Used to be that people were wise to itinerant kooks such as the OP.

Richard



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