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RE: Mail formats

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 19:42:20 -0400
To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENMEEKEAAA.foliot@wats.ca>

Joe,

Do you have nothing better to contribute to this list than to scavenge
emails that are over two weeks old and criticize them?  Get a life.

JF

(BTW, if you plan on quoting a URL, get it right... the link you provided
goes nowhere...)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Joe Clark
> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 7:35 PM
> To: WAI-IG
> Subject: Mail formats
>
>
>
> Charles McCathieNevile wrote
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2003AprJun/0982..html>:
>
> >Tina: I apologise for putting my responses first, but often people
> >have read/heard the thread.
>
> Then delete it.
>
> >In accessibility efficiency is incredibly important, and I haven't
> >met a mail client that allows you to skip to the interesting bits.
>
> Eudora's speech settings can be configured not to read quoted text,
> among many other features.
>
> >  So for now I will continue to leave the original context until
> >after my message,
>
> Top posting is harmful, unnecessary, and difficult to defend except
> in highly unusual cases. There's *nothing* beneficial about it.
> Generally, the people who cling to it are lazy. We already read the
> damned message you're quoting.
>
> >On lists where the majority of people are using assistive
> >technologies people complain if you put old stuff first - it takes
> >too much time to find the interesting stuff.
>
> There is no proof that a "majority" of people are using such
> technologies. Anyway, they need better assistive technologies, or
> they can use real mail programs that can handle quoted text properly.
>
> Or, if you're so concerned with gobs of previously-quoted text, why
> are you sending 100% of previous messages every time? Just delete it
> and type your message.
>
> See, inter alia:
>
> <http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?TrimYourPosts>: Trim Your Posts
> <http://www.xerez.demon.co.uk/usenet.htm>: Usenet Newsgroups
> <http://www.redballoon.net/~snorwood/quote-rant.shtml>: Annoying
> quoting practices rant
> <http://www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/netiquett.html#TRIM>: Email
> Netiquette Guidance
> <http://www.allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?How_to_post>: All My FAQs Wiki:
> How to post
> <http://www.amk.ca/conceit/mailing-list.html>: A Look at a Mailing List
> <http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/brox.html>: Bottom vs. top
> posting and quotation style on Usenet
> <http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html>: Why is Bottom-posting
> better than Top-posting
> <http://homepage.ntlworld.com/g.mccaughan/g/remarks/uquote.html>: The
> advantages of Usenet's quoting conventions
>
> --
>
>      Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
>      Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
>      Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
>      <http://joeclark.org/book/>
>
>
>
>
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