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Re: [admin] Mail List Policy, Usage, Etiquette, etc. & Top-posting

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 17:56:27 +0200
Message-ID: <4FC4F1AB.3000302@gmx.de>
To: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
CC: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 2012-05-29 16:53, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com
> <mailto:art.barstow@nokia.com>> wrote:
>
>       * Messages should be encoded usingplain text
>     <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_text>
>
>
> No, messages should have a plaintext *version* (MIME alternative).  It's
> common and useful to use HTML messages, especially when posting about
> actual spec text, where being able to use italics and bold is extremely
> useful.  This is quite a relic; I havn't heard anyone make the "emails
> should only be in plain text" claim in a decade or so.

Emails should only be in plain text.

> ...
> It's good to avoid top-posting, but unfortunately in the real world it's
> often just not possible: editing quotes for inline posting on a mobile
> device is more or less impossible.
> ...

Then maybe one should wait with replying until a proper mail client is 
available :-)-

 > ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:57:06 GMT

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