Jargons of Info Tech industry

Tim Tyler tim at tt1lock.org
Sun Oct 9 15:20:14 CEST 2005


In comp.lang.java.programmer Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote or quoted:

> The technial problems have been solved for over a decade. NeXT shipped
> systems that used text/richtext, which has none of the problems that
> HTML has.  The problems are *social* - you've got to arrange for
> people to use mail/news readers that understand a rich text format
> that isn't a vector for viruses.

It's not HTML that has problems, it's Microsoft's crappy software.

Writing virus-free HTML renderers is not hard - but of course
Microsoft can still screw it up.

Don't blame HTML for viruses - *every* document format Microsoft has
anything to do with becomes a vector for viruses.

They *even* managed to get virulent spreadsheets and word processor 
documents!
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