Jargons of Info Tech industry
bokr at oz.net
Sun Oct 16 01:24:21 CEST 2005
On Tue, 04 Oct 2005 17:14:45 GMT, Roedy Green <my_email_is_posted_on_my_website at munged.invalid> wrote:
>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 08:32:09 -0500, l v <lv at aol.com> wrote or quoted :
>>I think e-mail should be text only.
I think that is a useful base standard, which allows easy creation of
ad-hoc tools to search and extract data from your archives, etc.
>I disagree. Your problem is spam, not HTML. Spam is associated with
>HTML and people have in Pavlovian fashion come to hate HTML.
>But HTML is not the problem!
Right, it's what the HTML-interpreting engines might do that is
>That is like hating all choirs because televangelists use them.
>HTML allows properly aligned table, diagrams, images, use of
>colour/fonts to encode speakers. emphasis, hyperlinks.
All good stuff, but I don't like worrying about side effects when I read
>I try to explain Java each day both on my website on the plaintext
>only newsgroups. It is so much easier to get my point across in HTML.
How about pdf?
>Program listings are much more readable on my website.
IMO FOSS pdf could provide all the layout benefits while
avoiding (allowing for bugs) all the downsides of X/HTML in emails.
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