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Re: Forums

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 12:54:03 -0800
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On Jan 9, 2012, at 11:47 , Matthew Wilcox wrote:

>> 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.

I think this is backwards;  if someone sends styled text, such that the style conveys something useful (else why bother?) those reading in plain text lose something.  That's the only one of the four cases with semantic loss.

You are at liberty to style up my messages as much as you like… :-)

> No. Would an example with code and delineated sections? Yes.

Sure.  Often such messages are best expressed on a web page, wiki, or the like, where the structure and readability can be better, and a link sent in email.

I know, that's like a forum. The point is, that we have a meld of tools now.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 9 January 2012 20:54:32 UTC

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