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RE: Plain Text vs Html

From: Giulio Troccoli <giulio.troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:12:33 +0000

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> From: Tyler Roscoe [mailto:tyler_at_cryptio.net]
> Sent: 04 November 2009 14:41
> To: Giulio Troccoli
> Cc: 'David Weintraub'; 'Bob Archer'; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Plain Text vs Html
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> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 12:59:23PM +0000, Giulio Troccoli wrote:
> > 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.
>
> What about emails that don't wrap their lines at ~72
> characters? Do you reply to those?
>
> tyler

I think that's a different issue.

AFAIK you can set your email reader to wrap lines when displaying text. I use Outlook, Evolution and Thunderbird and I don't scroll right to read the end of a long line.

On the other hand, asking a reader to treat an HTML email as text is, IMO, wrong as it may lead to a lost of content. It may not be in this ML, but I think it is a fair general assumption.

Giulio

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