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Re: Off-topic : response to Maciej Stachowiak in re e-mail

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 01:29:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4637CD5A.7020206@design-noir.de>
To: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

Philip & Le Khanh schrieb:
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> Every email client in the world can also read multipart/alternative 
>> containing text/plain and text/html alternatives. The majority will 
>> choose the text/html alternative, allowing more attractive and 
>> readable content which can be better understood by accessibility tools 
>> than ad-hoc ASCII art markup, while the minority of clients that can 
>> only understand the text/plain alternative will choose that one.
> Totally off-topic, but are you /really/ arguing that one should
> send e-mail in multiple formats ?  If so, there are many who
> would protest loudly at receiving such bloated nonsense.

I must have missed your protest when Maciej and many others have sent 
their mail as both HTML and plain text. ;-)

Btw, Maciej, your HTML didn't degrade very gracefully to plain text. In 
particular, I didn't see any italics here: 'Why is that invariably a 
better way of communicating information than using real italics: 
"abused"?' I guess this answers your question partly.

Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 23:29:38 UTC

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