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Subject: HTML - was RE: Flashed RB still having charging issues..
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Date: 2003-10-21


Johan,

Coming to Paul's defense here, I can easily understand how an HTML message
could slip through. Neither at home nor at work do I have my e-mail client
optimized for posting on the Rockbox mailing list. At work, for instance,
we regularly send and receive HTML e-mail, using text coloring, boldface,
underlining, and italics to emphasize text. While I try to remember to
revert to plain text mode for posting on this list, I'm certain that I will,
occasionally forget to do so.

Frankly, HTML has a lot of advantages, such as the ones mentioned above. I
know that people who subscribe to the digest have problems with it, but
that's a complaint that should be brought up with the folks running the
mailing list, not those who post on it.

There is a perl script called Stripmime.pl designed for use with mailing
list systems. It strips out the HTML and MIME, leaving the messages as
plain text. That prevents HTML formatting from messing up digests, or
attachments from being sent to the list at all. It can be set to operate on
all e-mail or just the digest. I recommend looking into that rather than
chastising individual members each time that they forget to manually change
the outgoing message to plain text.

Regards,
  Fred Maxwell

Johan Vromans wrote:

> Paul van der Heu <pvdh_at_xs4all.nl> writes:
>
> > <HTML><HEAD>
> > </HEAD>
> > <BODY>
> > <div><FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE=3> On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:58:15 -0400,
> > Fred Maxwell wrote:</FONT></div>
>
> Didn't we agree to not post HTML messages?
>
> -- Johan
>
>



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