Fwd: Re: [LINK] Mozilla - slow progress
Fri, 17 Aug 2001 13:59:33 +1000 (EST)
On 17 Aug, Luke Burton wrote:
> Nobody sat down and thought "hey, let's screw up e-mail", then implemented
> a html renderer in their client. They had a *good* idea - people want to
> use word processor like features in an e-mail message. They want to make
> tables and bullet points and crap, and they want it to look pretty. The
> obvious choice was html.
Seems to me I can create tables, bullet points etc quite easily in
standard ASCII text (so easily that I don't see much point in
demonstrating - try investigating the 'tab' key and thinking about uses
of the asterisk and such as a bullet).
I see no capability in html formatted email that is not an 'nice to
have' rather than a 'must have' in terms of communication. As an
engineer, using html in email therefore sounds rather more like a bad
idea that a good one (based on an application of the KISS principle).
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