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Re: No subset for email

From: Pierre Saslawsky <pierre@photobiker.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 12:58:03 -0700
Message-Id: <A061416F-CE37-484C-809F-3EFE575459CC@photobiker.com>
To: public-html-mail@w3.org

On Mar 10, 2007, at 12:07 AM, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> On 10/03/2007 01:11, Pierre Saslawsky wrote:
>> The handling of the quoted content was actually one of the points  
>> I raised in my first email to this list. MUA providers (Yahoo,  
>> Google, Thunderbird...) tag their quoted content with custom types  
>> or custom classes. I'd love to see some standardization there.  
>> Same if we want email clients to support forms and templates:  
>> several things might have to be agreed upon amongst providers but  
>> I see them as extensions of existing standards (or precisions  
>> regarding their application), certainly not as subsets.
> It just means it's a context where we need scoped stylesheets.

Scoped stylesheets would not address the most pressing issues:
- When composing a reply, they are of no help to identify the user- 
generated content within its template in order to extract what will  
become the quoted content.
- Their main use, as I see it, would be the preservation of the  
quoted content's style. Even though it might be appealing in some  
situations, it still is the least desirable case (with the exception  
of some minor attributes maybe, such as font weight or text decoration).

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