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Re: PRE element in list archives

From: Jose Kahan <jose.kahan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 11:01:46 +0200
To: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Cc: Janet Smith <elo575@lycos.co.uk>, site-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030908090145.GA5861@inrialpes.fr>


Susan got it right. It's much more annoying for people to have their
message be reformatted than to scroll. The problem doesn't come from
the pre, but from broken mail clients that allow to have lines bigger
than 78 characters.



On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 08:41:51PM -0700, Susan Lesch wrote:
> Janet Smith wrote:
> >I have been reading through the W3C mail archives and I must say 
> >that all this horizontal scrolling is annoying.
> >Do you think that using the PRE element for messages is a good idea? 
> >Obviously, many mail clients do not wrap
> >the text.
> Apologies for the delayed reply (I just saw that your question went
> unanswered). I believe the idea is to preserve incoming text as typed.
> I am cc'ing Jose Kahan in case he has a comment.
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