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Re: Text email newsletter standard

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 07:12:31 +1030
Message-ID: <41B76737.5090502@kbc.net.au>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Mike Brown wrote:
>has anyone come across, or used, the following text email newsletter 

I would raise a simple question:  does a newsletter belong in the email domain 
in the first place?

In my mind, the newsletter whould be written as accessible (X)HTML and posted on 
the Worldwide Web.  An e-mail could be sent comprising an introductory 
paragraph, a list of section titles and the URI of the online newsletter itself.

This letter would obviate the need for a new structural markup as it would 
merely point to a document written with an established markup.  Looking at the 
process that the W3C goes through to produce a Technical Recommendation, 
creating new markup "standards" is not something to be undertaken lightly.

Please consider also the bandwidth implications of sending out longer e-mails 
and the storage space available to the recipients. [I've seen the latter as a 
problem in "real life"]

Just the point of view of someone who does not like email attachments and 
regards long email circulars (like newsletters) as being just as bad.



Matthew Smith
South Australia
FOAF: http://www.mss.cx/foaf.rdf
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