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Re: Forums

From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 19:47:06 +0000
Cc: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CB1BE141-095F-4F11-BC8F-8F03176C4064@gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
> You know, there are good reasons to use plain text when it's appropriate (and that's a lot of the time)

Agreed. And if you want plain text email then you can set your mail client to get plain text. I can't set a plain text mail to gain styling though. This isn't one way or the highway, except when we choose not to allow "advanced" features on the input level. Plain text get's idea across, you will hear no argument from me there. However there is semantics in formatting that make information dissemination faster and easier than plain text. Otherwise no one would format any text.

> would this email have been any easier/better to read in rich text?

No. Would an example with code and delineated sections? Yes.
Received on Monday, 9 January 2012 20:09:53 UTC

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