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RE: security problem in emailing HTML

From: Piers Williams <PiersW@zinc.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 13:01:03 -0000
Message-ID: <0770EFD2075AD211B66C00A0C9E4E24B4EEA74@ZINCEMAIL>
To: www-html@w3.org

> On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > Why is use of HTML for email a sign of cluelessness?
> From: Arjun Ray [mailto:aray@q2.net]
> Because it's rude.  It requires me to equip and configure a 
> specialized
> viewer for content that could have been conveyed more 
> efficiently as plain
> text.

Oh don't be so childish. There is no reason for treating emails any
different than web pages - they have as much right (as a mode of
communication) to employ symantic markup languages (like HTML) to convey
their content as any other document on the internet.
Received on Thursday, 9 December 1999 08:01:58 UTC

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