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re: RE: security problem in emailing HTML

From: <rev-bob@gotc.com>
Date: 10 Dec 99 05:33:04 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <199912100528925.SM01128@Unknown.>
> > > Why is use of HTML for email a sign of cluelessness?
> > 
> > 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.

Then I trust they will understand when I refuse to read their messages, just as I refuse to 
visit websites which require me to use a special plug-in to access their content.  (Or do 
you not see the parallel?)



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Received on Friday, 10 December 1999 05:28:54 GMT

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