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- From: ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org (Paul Ransom)
- Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 13:12:58 -0500
> From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com> > Well said Mark Gilligan! > > I just delete *all* binary messages, which includes HTML files. I figure > that if the sender doesn't want everyone to read them, I won't read them! If > they wanted the message read, it would be sent in ASCII text. > Mark Gilligan wrote: > > >>A word to those who transmit their mesages in a non-standard file format, > you run the risk that a number of people cannot read your posting.<< You are both making some very broad assumptions: 1) that the people who use email software that create HTML mail know what you are talking about (usually software by a certain monopoly); 2) that they would know what to do to change it; 3) that they care that some people are still using ASCII only readers. The pipeline is getting big enough that I no longer care that I need to d/l 3x as much data to get a message. However, I would prefer my reader to recognize the excess trash and not display it. Que sera, sera .... In a Windows world, a Mac user gets used to working with multi-format capability. It must be awful for you guys to be working with the UNIX heritage of internet standards in a single-minded Microsoft environment. :-) -- Paul Ransom, P. Eng. Civil/Structural/Project Burlington, Ontario, Canada <mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>
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