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Re: Text email newsletter standard

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 07:41:28 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200412090741.iB97fS401686@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> to the source view of HTML.  And by the way, why subject the user to all=20
> that funny markup, why not just use the HTML browser to remove it and just =

Certainly, the plain text should be considered the result of running
a style sheet on the HTML, and if HTML is good enough, should be
mechanically generated from it.

> How is this TEN versions of a newsletter any better than the HTML version=20
> following it?  Isn't <h1> more intuitively a heading tag than +++?

The difference is that the presence of letters and numbers causes the
brain to try and interpret the tag as more than punctuation.  It's
like the historic email convention for indicating *bold*; it doesn't
greatly distract from reading the actual text.

Note that your HTML variant doesn't have a single <p> in it!
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2004 07:45:39 UTC

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