Jargons of Info Tech industry

Bengt Richter 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
the problem.
>
>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
email.
>
>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.

Regards,
Bengt Richter



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