AshleyB(_at_)halcyon(_dot_)com (Ashley Yakeley) wrote on 02.11.98 in
At 1998-11-02 08:54, Laurence Lundblade wrote:
To me the top level types are very rough groupings based on some common
default treatment we want applied to them. For example multipart/xxx
defaults to multipart/mixed, a rule that's widely implemented correctly.
Text/xxx was supposed to default to text/plain, but since the registration
of text/html (very unreadable to humans) most MUAs have stopped display
text/xxxx by default.
I disagree with you about the readability of text/html: I'd far rather
see a message in raw HTML than not see it all. I think that's the idea
Well yes, and I'd far rather not see a message at all, than see a message
in raw HTML.
And yes, I do mean every word of this. With extremely few exceptions (in
fact, I can't think of any exception right now), I will refuse to even try
to read raw HTML messages.