[bf1942] HTML Posting sucks
killing at multiplay.co.uk
Mon Jul 18 17:55:42 EDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Flight 800" <Flight800 at Comcast.net>
> For those who are new to technical mailing lists, or think
> HTML email is the way to go:
Old out of date standards not in touch with the real world.
If you are responding to multiple parts then of course context:
> question 1
But for single questions where you have history as a context
use it; leaving trimmed context as a reminder if needed.
I certainly have no qualms about either as they both work
effectively. What is crap is adamant bottom posters which
leave the entire contents of the mail and append a few words
/ lines forcing everyone to scroll though stuff they have just
read anyway ( history / previous mail ).
The same goes for HTML, if you dont have a email client
which can deal with this yet ur living in the 70's get a life.
Yes for 98% of mailing list posts text is perfectly good, but
there are a few cases where the formatting capabilities
provided by HTML mail simply cannot be denied.
Steve / K
N.B. RFC = Request For Comment not Regulation and in
the case of strict bottom posting the result is: thanks but no
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