At 1998-10-22 19:55, Keith Moore wrote:
But I'm right, aren't I? Text/paragraph fails to be handled correctly by
many existing UAs which don't like unrecognised text/*, but it's still
useful for many applications. I think there's room in the world for it no
matter what solutions anyone comes up with for mail and news.
Perhaps. But the people who designed text/paragraph were trying to
solve the mail/news problem. So to them it's a failure.
Well this may explain the withdrawal, but I'd like to suggest
re-submitting it in some form... or perhaps there's some way it can be
registered without being an RFC, perhaps as 'text/vnd.paragraph'.
else might find it useful in another environment (say the way),
but I doubt it, because HTML is more functional and already widely
Text/paragraph as such is already very widely used, and very useful, but
by necessity it can only be inaccurately labelled 'text/plain' by systems
using MIME to type data, such as Java's data-transfer mechanism and some
HTML may be more functional, but obviously it's rather unwieldy for many
applications which need nothing more than plain text.
Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA