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Top posting (and full quoting) (was Re: New: Perspectives on Accessibility)

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:11:38 +0100
Cc: "John Foliot" <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "Roger Hudson" <rhudson@usability.com.au>, "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <969FCF01-A82F-4E6B-975B-CBE0F2678B1C@dorward.me.uk>
To: "Jamal Mazrui" <Jamal.Mazrui@fcc.gov>
On 20 Oct 2009, at 16:52, Jamal Mazrui wrote:
> FYI -- Blind computer users tend to find top posting to

I've heard this before. I'm amazed that screen readers and email  
software haven't developed to a point where they can cope yet. It was  
almost a decade ago that I discovered that mutt (a free email client)  
had the ability to skip past quoted material or hide it entirely. If  
this is a problem - then please petition the authors of the software  
you use to make it compatible with RFC 1855.

In the meantime - if you are going to top post, then please TRIM your  
posts. I can do without needing to download five pages of content (the  
email to which I'm responding, and it is not the worst offender I've  
come across) to get half a page of new content  especially when I'm  
on a slow mobile connection.

David Dorward
Received on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 16:12:18 UTC

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