Re: Garbage

Laurence Lundblade (
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 08:04:58 -0800

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Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 08:04:58 -0800
To: Walter Ian Kaye <>,
From: Laurence Lundblade <>
Subject: Re: Garbage

Text/enriched pre-dates text/html and the web by years. It was designed to
be very easy to strip out and probably half the e-mail users on the net use
mailers that can  strip it out or display it partially. (Pine, Netscape,
Eudora, to mention a few). The easy striping was kind of nice because you
don't have to send the two copies via multipart/alternative to have
backwards compatibility.  At any rate Eudora will be generating HTML in the
next release


At 3:46 PM -0800 1/27/97, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>At 12:58a +0200 01/28/97, Markku Savela wrote:
> > >Does anyone know what browser supports this garbage?
> >
> > >><bold><color><param>FFFF,0000,0000</param><bigger><bigger><bigger>FOR
> >
> > Not garbage, nor HTML. It looks like MIME text/enriched or
> > text/richtext. Defined before HTML existed or about parallel to it,
> > but never really caught on.
>Good guess -- it is indeed text/enriched, as specified in RFC 1896.
>This style info is generated by Eudora Pro 3.0 (it can be turned off
>by the sender, by simply clicking a radio button in Settings...).
>    Walter Ian Kaye <>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
>          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML
>     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter