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Re: No subset for email

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 05:15:50 +0100
Message-ID: <246739947.20070314051550@w3.org>
To: Pierre Saslawsky <pierre@photobiker.com>
Cc: public-html-mail@w3.org

On Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 8:58:03 PM, Pierre wrote:

PS> 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.

PS> Scoped stylesheets would not address the most pressing issues:
PS> - When composing a reply, they are of no help to identify the user- 
PS> generated content within its template in order to extract what will  
PS> become the quoted content.

Thats true. But then it gets into constraining editing so that quoted
content may be trimmed, but not otherwise altered. Preserving its
original styling is just one part of that.

PS> - Their main use, as I see it, would be the preservation of the  
PS> quoted content's style. Even though it might be appealing in some  
PS> situations, it still is the least desirable case (with the exception  
PS> of some minor attributes maybe, such as font weight or text decoration).

PS> Pierre

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 04:16:02 UTC

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