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Re: /alternative and the impact of fancy mail

1991-11-15 11:08:52
to recommend using the LAST recognized part.  
   Means keeping a stack or backtracking, or something, and would be a 
major annoyance.  But clearly a big win for the user of an old reader 
who reads what can be read and then executes the local "discard the rest 
of the output" command.
   I think it is probably worth it.

On the other hand, at the cost of slight additional complexity, one 
might figure out a way to make a list of the types that would be 
encountered when /alternate is defined.  Then one could go hunting for 
the last one that made sense without needing stacking or backtracking 

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