On 5/15/00 at 9:12 PM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
It seems to be usually the case, for most messages that I've seen, that
there's *no* added value to the HTML version. I.e., other than adding
<BR> at the end of lines, and using microsoft-specific font settings at
the beginning of each paragraph (usually all the same), there's nothing
to be gained by using HTML except for bloating the message.
So one question to ask is "why send HTML at all" in those cases? It
would be nice if MUA's could detect this case, and only send plain-text,
and reserve HTML only for when it's actually adding something of value.
Some MUA's do just that.
Pete Resnick <mailto:presnick(_at_)qualcomm(_dot_)com>
Eudora Engineering - QUALCOMM Incorporated