Re: HTML: woes

Anton Sherwood (
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:42:51 -0700

> Anton Sherwood wrote:
> > What does it [HTML] get us? The power to override the recipient's choice of
> > font?

Michael Lorrey wrote:
> One can prepare a more properly formatted paper (or post one already prepared)
> that looks a darn sight better than plain text. [...]
> Being able to create a small email message in HTML
> that is aesthetically pleasing, conveys data artfully, and acts as a front end to
> more in depth information on a website that one can link to directly makes
> communication far more effective than simple text.

Fine. I'll believe it when I see it.

The *possibility* of usefully formatted tables etc does not excuse
cluttering an otherwise plain and legible message with HTML tags
"because it's there".

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