Off-topic : response to Maciej Stachowiak in re e-mail

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Every email client in the world can also read multipart/alternative 
> containing text/plain and text/html alternatives. The majority will 
> choose the text/html alternative, allowing more attractive and readable 
> content which can be better understood by accessibility tools than 
> ad-hoc ASCII art markup, while the minority of clients that can only 
> understand the text/plain alternative will choose that one.

Totally off-topic, but are you /really/ arguing that one should
send e-mail in multiple formats ?  If so, there are many who
would protest loudly at receiving such bloated nonsense.

Philip Taylor

Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 22:40:06 UTC