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Deficient mail clients (was Re: Position of ALT text on IMG)

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 03:27:41 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <19991103112741.18136.rocketmail@web902.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
--- Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> <anonymous> wrote:
It is not possible to send un-named messages from
Yahoo Mail, see below.

> Do postings from yahoomail always show anonymous or
> is this just one person?
> Would it be too much to ask the author to sign their
> messages?  I get very
> little header information on these yahoomail emails,
> and can only infer from
> the minimal header that this was a www-style
> posting. Or perhaps this is an
> error with my reader.

If you look at the www-style archive page, you will
find that my name does show up, albeit in a somewhat
garbled (though still clearly distinguishable) form.

I believe the problems is the e-mail header where
Yahoo mail sends all kinds of encoding information.

Clearly your mail client is incapable of understanding
it. I had no idea that mail clients had this problem,
but to avoid any future misunderstanding I have
appended a signature to this and all subsequent

From Matthew Brealey (http://members.tripod.co.uk/lawnet (for law)or http://members.tripod.co.uk/lawnet/WEBFRAME.HTM (for CSS))
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Received on Wednesday, 3 November 1999 06:27:43 UTC

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