"HTML" Posting Tags, was Top-posting shenanigans

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Fri Feb 25 13:34:23 2005

Rumor has it that dvcorbin_at_optonline.net may have mentioned these words:

>While HTML may not be the "best", plain ASCII text IS very limiting. If
>there is a suggestion for another format that is as widely readable [i.e.
>people have readers installed] I would like to hear about it....

Playing devil's advocate for a second:

You assert that plain ascii is "very limiting." What does HTML give you
that removes these limitations?

a) Pretty fonts?
    What does that improve for email?
b) Text in colors?
    What does that improve for email?
c) pictures?
    You get that now via attachments...
    but pictures on mailing lists is bad mojo no matter what.
d) Tables?
    You can do that now with tabs.

What is actually *gained* thanks to the extra bandwidth used?

[[ And yes, I see *you* have broadband, but at home, I don't yet have it
(and I *OWN* an ISP!!!) and I've asserted many times -- It's not your or my
bandwidth I'm concerned with -- it's Jay's! He's the one donating **800x**
of whatever anyone here sends... It does suck a little for me when I have
to take time to download a 20K "me-too" - but what of Jay who has to
retransmit 16 Megs of that 20K "me-too"? ]]

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   | "Bugs of a feather flock together."
sysadmin, Iceberg Computers |           Russell Nelson
zmerch_at_30below.com          |
Received on Fri Feb 25 2005 - 13:34:23 GMT

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