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Re: Text email newsletter standard

From: Terrence Wood <tdw@funkive.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 08:08:16 +1300
Message-ID: <41B75120.2000407@funkive.com>
To: Mike Brown <mike@signify.co.nz>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Mike,

have you thought about using markdown as the the, erm, markup for your 
email? While not a standard it will provide a framework.

Markdown is a text to xhtml convertor whose syntax is based on email 
conventions. The benefits are:

1. structured plain text email based on an existing eamil conventions,
2. maintained independently from your application by a third party,
3. which can be read as plain text and
4. is easily be converted to xhtml.
5. convertors are available in perl, php, and asp.

Find out more: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

cheers
Terrence Wood.





On 2004-12-08 4:55 PM, Mike Brown wrote:
> Hi
> 
> has anyone come across, or used, the following text email newsletter 
> standard:
> http://www.headstar.com/ten/
> 
> If so, or even if you haven't but are able to look through, how useful 
> do you think it is? Would the points outlined in the standard aid 
> accessibility? And do you think it has potential in terms of encouraging 
> organisations to adopt it as a standard for text emails?
> 
> Thanks for any feedback.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Mike Brown
> 
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