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Re: Faux Pas -- web publication in proprietary formats at

2005-11-05 01:27:45

On Sat, 5 Nov 2005, Anthony G. Atkielski wrote:

HTML is a Web format, not an e-mail format.  And unlike PDF, HTML does
not guarantee any particular presentation at the receiving end, since
the receiving software must interpret the HTML. HTML gives
suggestions, not absolute rules as PDF does, which means that HTML may
look nothing like the author intended.

I fully agree. And for those of us who prefer to use text-based e-mail 
clients (I use pine), HTML-only e-mails are close to un-readable. 
Fortunately, many clients include the alternative text version, but
not all.


Ole J. Jacobsen 
Editor and Publisher,  The Internet Protocol Journal
Academic Research and Technology Initiatives, Cisco Systems
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