RE: Plain Text vs Html
From: Giulio Troccoli <giulio.troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:59:23 +0000
I personally don't reply (on this ML) to emails in HTML or RichText. It takes two seconds to switch to text-only when writing an email and even Outlook does not convert it back to HTML or RichText.
We all know why it's not good to top-posting but... (continues at the bottom)
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From: David Weintraub [mailto:qazwart_at_gmail.com]
It isn't just Outlook. It's all the email programs now. Most default to HTML and RichText.
However most email programs can read RichText and HTML without problems. When these guidelines were originally written, that was not the case.
In fact, I didn't realize that many mailing list still state the text only rule. It's sort of like the old rule that you should limit email signatures to four lines because it takes too much time for people with modem connections to download all those lines. Or, that all the really cool Internet email addresses are all .net domains.
So, is text only still important on this list: If so, the list server should be setup to strip all formatting and make everything text only. If not, why not change the rules?
And now that I think about it... Isn't ASCII no longer the "default" now that the world is moving to UTF-8? (Yes, I know UTF-8 is setup, so ASCII is a subset of it).
Note: This email is best viewed in Internet Explorer 6!
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com<mailto:bob.archer_at_amsi.com>> wrote:
"Please use ASCII or ISO-8859 text if possible. Don't post HTML mails, RichText mails, or other formats that might be opaque to text-only mailreaders. Regarding language: we don't have an English-only policy, but you will probably get the best results by posting in English - it is the language shared by the greatest number of list participants."
-- David Weintraub qazwart_at_gmail.com<mailto:qazwart_at_gmail.com> You cannot avoid the horrible blue line on the left when reply at the bottom. But that's me, and the list probably doesn't suffer from the lack of my advice :-) Giulio ------------------------------------------------------ http://subversion.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=1065&dsMessageId=2414399 To unsubscribe from this discussion, e-mail: [users-unsubscribe_at_subversion.tigris.org].Received on 2009-11-04 14:01:35 CET
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