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Re: missing principle

From: Roger Johansson <roger@456bereastreet.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 22:49:41 +0200
Message-Id: <83F34905-9670-4ABB-9B00-BD076E07D76F@456bereastreet.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

On 1 maj 2007, at 20.16, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Most would like to be able to put some bold or italic text in their  
> email, or embed a picture, or include a list, without concerning  
> themselves with the format. They don't know or care that it is HTML.
> I notice that you set some of your text in pseudo-italics using the  
> slash convention: "/abused/". Why is that invariably a better way  
> of communicating information than using real italics: "abused"?

Well, for one thing it would have communicated the italics you  
implied in that last sentence to me since I have configured Apple  
Mail to always display the plain text alternative. ;-)

There are many people who disable HTML rendering in their email  
applications. HTML is doing almost as good a job as spam of making  
email unusable.


Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 05:44:09 UTC

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