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Subject: Re: Top-Posting, Vis-a-Vis Last Night's Fuss

Re: Top-Posting, Vis-a-Vis Last Night's Fuss

From: Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:59:34 +0200

On 8/27/07, KANE BROLIN <kbrolin65_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> No, I don't think any screen reader has the artificial intelligence built in
> to automatically skip older content on bottom-posted messages. But one can
> navigate straight to the bottom of a message and then arrow up to find the
> start of the most recent posting. This does not happen automatically. You
> are correct that top-posting makes for more perceived clutter in a Web
> archive, because it leads to more irrelevant search results.

You can simply use a real mail client (not this crappy MS stuff) and
collapse quotes -- Thunderbird for example has the extension
"QuoteCollapse" which does exactly this. Your screen reader should
then only read the visible part, which does not contain the quotes
stuff.

 - Dominik
Received on 2007-08-27


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