[oclug] HTML email, redux
rjordan at blanch.math.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Feb 9 17:51:56 EST 2001
> How does HTML make e-mail more "usable" than plain text? That's what
> no-one has ever explained to me.
> It seems to me that an e-mail format which is readable on fancy
> graphical e-mail clients, simple character-based clients, cell phones,
> PDA's and RIM pagers is far more "usable" than one which requires
> extra space and can be rendered correctly on a much narrower category
> of devices.
I agree. To maximize the potential readership, one should use the lowest
common denominator -- in this case, good 'ole text!
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