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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:48:27 -0800
Message-Id: <D8831F18-CF07-4AB6-A05E-2527B2A8721C@gmail.com>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Giuseppe Bilotta <giuseppe.bilotta@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>

On Jan 13, 2010, at 12:38 PM, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I suspect that web archives of HTML emails aren't a very important  
>> use
>> case here. If they're advertisements, then they might break, but  
>> that's
>> ok because how many people really want to view web archives of email
>> advertisements? If they're written by people, then chances are they
>> aren't that dependent on the exact font size since the vast majority
>> of people writing email just use flowed text and not fancy layouts.
> I'm a bit puzzled why would email advertisements would come into mind
> here. When email archives are mentioned I think of mailing list
> archives, with the not-so-just-occasional HTML mail that got sent. I
> think we're talking about mailing list postings here, and nothing to
> do with advertisements.
> -- 
> cheers,
> -ambrose

For what it's worth, there are many things sent out in laid out HTML  
that a person might want to reference later from their Web mail client  
besides advertising.  A couple that come to my mind are informative  
newsletters and banking alerts. 
Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 22:49:16 UTC

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