Re: Message body width

1998-08-27 13:33:29
On Thu, 27 Aug 1998 09:33:31 -0400 
Dorothy Firsching<firschng(_at_)nautilus-systems(_dot_)com> wrote:

What solutions have you found to message formatting, to retain the
original formatting (the reason for the <PRE>, that also gives some
control over max width in the resulting Mhonarc output message?

Realing that this is not the answer you were looking for:

  I don't.  I assume that the message was formatted by the sender and
that the sender had <whatever> good reasons for the formatting style
he chose.  As many of the lists I host I run are technical with
(pseudo-)source code snippets or ASCII diagrams regularly traded, I
can't afford to reformat posts -- exact layout is too important.

That said, I also expect the list moderators to enforce the base rules
of acceptable mail formats, encluding keeping the prose body within 78

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