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- Subject: Re: Open letter - HTML attachments
- From: "Terry Bayne" <gnome@...>
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 17:45:17 -0600
My own .02 worth:
Drop the HTML email messages. It's just a bad idea. If you need a fancy, formatted document then write it in word or whatever and send it as an
I don't care about pretty fonts or bold text or any of that other junk. In fact, my email tool barfs on that junk. HTML doesn't buy you anything when it comes
to email. It doesn't provide "compatibility", if it did this thread would not continue. All it provides is bloat. So what is the point?
In all fairness, I guess if you use your email tool to write you HTML pages for your website.....nah... no one would be that silly.
On Mon, 5 Nov 2001 20:41:16 -0200 (BRST), Diego Fernandes Nehab wrote:
>As part of the LuaSocket project, I once considered providing support
>for the MIME standard. I decided it was too "off-topic", though.
>Anyways, I believe that HTML messages are multi-part MIME messages
>divided into two parts, one containing an HTML document and the other
>containing a plain-text version of the same message.
>The point is (and that makes the message "on-topic"), has anyone written
>a little Lua program to read a MIME document and split it into its
>parts? If so, it should be trivial to get rid of the parts. One could
>set up his/her own procmail to pass all messages through a Lua program
>that deletes one part or the other. That way, both worlds could be happy
>and we can keep discussing Lua.