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RE: [admin] Mail List Policy, Usage, Etiquette, etc. & Top-posting

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 21:58:09 +0000
To: "ifette@google.com" <ifette@google.com>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <59A39E87EA9F964A836299497B686C350FEE6712@WABOTH9MSGUSR8D.ITServices.sbc.com>
<bryan> Comment inline.

From: Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) [mailto:ifette@google.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:42 AM
To: Karl Dubost
Cc: WebApps WG
Subject: Re: [admin] Mail List Policy, Usage, Etiquette, etc. & Top-posting

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com> wrote:

Le 29 mai 2012 à 12:59, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) a écrit :
> And your modified reply causes GMail not to collapse the replied-to text
seems to be a GMail issue.

> resolved by using an up-to-date MUA.
Dare putting a list somewhere?

Sure, how about:

• Thunderbird 12
• GMail
• Mail.app
• Opera Mail 11.64
<bryan> How about a practical suggestion for the (probably many) of us that have to use Microsoft Outlook? In my experience the conversion of rich text or html to plain text involves significant one-way conversion in the content. And it's not clear at all how to get the "towers" effect, so emails end up with a combination of MUA-applied formatting and adhoc formatting. I think unless W3C (1) mandates all email discussion be done through the mail archive website, (2) enabled the ability to respond on the archive website (and not just invoke the default MUA), and (3) enforces the "towers" effect in replies to ensure consistency, we will not achieve effective, consistent use of plain text and inline commenting for W3C email.
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