text vs html posts on this list...

Carlos Davila cedavila at comcast.net
Thu Oct 7 14:48:28 UTC 2004

Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:
>     provides a number of risks and non features that we wish to avoid.
>     HTML permits scripts (Java and Java scripts)
>     HTML permits tag images
>     HTML permits volatile external content references ...

All...thanks for your responses. I found the arguments about added cost 
in certain parts of the world due to increased connect times and larger 
file sizes to be compelling. But I have also come around to appreciate 
the other points as well. I remember being irritated at receiving html 
emails when I was an "elm" user in the mid 90's...and my initial 
response was that this should not be a problem in 2004; however, those 
who choose to use command line email readers (or even ascii terminals or 
teletypes) should be respected for making that choice. Hey, I remember 
using a teletype in the early 80's...they have certain redeeming 
qualities, like a hard copy of your session:-)

I'd like to get back to discussing Fedora now...see ya.


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