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Re: missing principle

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 13:56:41 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C25CF799.23E2%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 5/1/07 11:03 AM, "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

> Henk-Jan de Boer wrote:
>> Philip Taylor (Webmaster) schreef op 1-5-2007 15:23:
>>> In the view of many (most ?), HTML is /abused/ in e-mail.  E-mail
>>> is about the communication of information, and can invariably
>>> best be accomplished using text/plain.
>> I think that the World Wide Web as a collection of websites is about the
>> communication of information too, but on a more massive scale.
>> Furthermore it would be unrealistic to hope that one day all use of
>> HTML, or abuse as you say, will be abandonned.   [long snip]
> If people want to continue to abuse HTML by embedding it in
> e-mail, they are free so to do; all I am suggesting is that
> HTML5+ does not need to be /designed/ for such abuses, since
> those wishing to abuse HTML in that way can continue to use
> HTML 4.01- (or, more likely, tag-soup) with no problems at all.
> Philip Taylor

I don't know any web developers _personally_ who have not had to do html
email templates/newsletters for at least 5 clients ( and in the last 5
I don't, and I'm sure they don't consider html email as an 'abuse'.
Why do you say it's an abuse?
Would you rather we sent rich text email?

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