RE: Preferring text/plain over text/html?

2002-02-08 13:28:48
What if the text/plain message is merely a message saying "I'm sorry, but this
message cannot be displayed in you mailer.  The actual message has been attached
as an HTML message." -- This has happened.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Acar [mailto:mike(_at_)trolltech(_dot_)com]
Sent: Wednesday 06 February 2002 5:18 PM
To: mhonarc(_at_)ncsa(_dot_)uiuc(_dot_)edu
Subject: Re: Preferring text/plain over text/html? 

Earl Hood <ehood(_at_)hydra(_dot_)acs(_dot_)uci(_dot_)edu> wrote:
Some thought needs to be applied on what would be the best way to
support such a feature.  One part is that actual implementation, the
other is how the user would tell MHonArc about multipart/alternative
preference ordering.

Well, by far the most common is text/plain and text/html sent by such
clients as Outhouse (which you love so well ;), so the obvious thing
would be simply adding a prefer-multipart-plain-over-html config option.
More generally I guess you could have a config section that specified
a a multipart type and a list of MIME types in order of preference... A
truly generic solution might be difficult to describe elegantly in a
config file.

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