Re: HTML: woes

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 16:40:00 +0300 (MSK)

On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Dwayne wrote:

> I read my email in netscape, and so have no problem with HTML mail (and

Oh, yes, you do have problems with HTML mail. If you have JavaScript and
Java routinely enabled, reading mail can become downright dangerous. You
probably also have AdobeAcrobat Reader installed?

Real Men just cat from the mailspool, and telnet to the port 25, anyway ;)

> reading the above-mentioned post), but I too agree that we should use
> the lowest common denominator of plain text on a discussion forum such
> as a mailing list.

HTML is not a standard. HTML (especially generated by braindead authoring
tools) is a pain to read without a browser. 7 bit ASCII should be enough
for everybody!


> Dwayne.