RE: Off Topic - HTML mail
Joshua Allen writes: > I would only point out that HTML has been around for ten years, so one > would think that the world would be on-board by now. Another deficiency Much of what comes through with HTML mail is unpresentable in text-mode mailers (which still include XEmacs!), and that's unlikely to change. > of e-mail is the lack of widespread Unicode support. Rather than > upgrade our mailers to support Unicode, we just demand that the whole > world stay locked into our "Western European codepage" straightjacket. Honestly, I expect to see tolerable Unicode support before I see tolerable HTML support. I skip HTML email simply because it's too tedious to read. It's unreasonable to expect people to change their email clients because of HTML email; though of us who live on email need mailers that are very time-efficient for us, which means changing mailers is nearly impossible -- they're too closely tied to all other work habits. Betty Harvey wrote: > Now won't it be great when e-mail is encoded in XML |-). Only if we can agree on a schema! ;-) -Fred -- Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org> PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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