Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1991 15:41 PDT
From: "Ned Freed, Postmaster" <NED(_at_)hmcvax(_dot_)claremont(_dot_)edu>
Subject: Re: Richmail
The problem is that everyone is objecting to Richmail on the basis
that it might be objectionable to someone else, or is objecting to
it because some other format might possibly be better. Let's cut to
the chase, please, and propose specific alternatives and specify
what they are. You've proposed TeX and SGML and ODA, and these are
formats which I happen to know enough about to form an intelligent
response with no additional information. RTF is still a possible
contender -- I'm waiting to see what it really is.
I feel that Richmail is an extremely important facility to have and
I don't want to get rid of it for such non-reasons as these.
I think everyone agrees that a RichText format of some form is very
useful, but surely the definition doesn't belong in RFC-XXXX.