Excerpts from internet.ietf-822: 14-Apr-93 Re: simplemail draft RFC av..
BTW, one variant of emphasis currently used on the net places
underscores between words, like this: _these_words_are_all_italics._
Can this be supported?
...and if we're talking about supporting existing practices, perhaps we
should think about codifying t_h_i_n_g_s l_i_k_e_ t_h_i_s_.
Personally, I HATE that convention, but I'm not sure it's going away,
and if there were a spec for it we could implement a viewer for it. If
you've ever viewed a message like this with Andrew, you'll know a spec
is badly needed... :-)