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

From: Mark Callow <callow_mark@hicorp.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:54:36 +0900
Message-ID: <4FCC69BC.5040909@hicorp.co.jp>
To: public-webapps@w3.org

On 30/05/2012 00:56, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2012-05-29 16:53, Glenn Maynard wrote:
>> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com
>> <mailto:art.barstow@nokia.com>> wrote:
>>       * Messages should be encoded usingplain text
>>     <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_text>
>> No, messages should have a plaintext *version* (MIME alternative).  It's
>> common and useful to use HTML messages, especially when posting about
>> actual spec text, where being able to use italics and bold is extremely
>> useful.  This is quite a relic; I havn't heard anyone make the "emails
>> should only be in plain text" claim in a decade or so.
> Emails should only be in plain text.
>From the Plain_text Wikipedia page whose link was given above:

"Files that contain markup
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markup_language> or other meta-data
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta-data> are generally considered
plain-text, as long as the entirety remains in directly human-readable
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human-readable> form (as in HTML
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML>, XML
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML>, and so on ..."

If you want people to use what my mail-agent describes as "plain text"
instead of what it describes as "rich text", I suggest finding a better


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