Excerpts from direct: 9-Sep-93 Re: text/enriched: Throwing.. Steve
The problem with that approach is that you lose the ability to control how
it looks on the screens of millions of users who do NOT have PS, HTML, or
Andrew interpreters. How it looks to them is "like a whole lot of junk".
Well, that's the trade-off. Another of the things that people want is
portability, so that everyone can read their message. Unfortunately,
portability and explicit presentation control seem diametrically
opposed, so that you always need to trade one for the other.