Top post [was Re: [OT] [oclug] Mandrake]
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Tue Nov 18 10:55:12 EST 2003
On 18/11/03 Rod Giffin did speaketh:
> Oh, I don't know. It seems to me that a message should be able to be
> formatted for the device that's using it. Even 72 character line wraps
> are ineffective in some PDA and other devices. That some e-mail clients
> can't handle lines that don't have carriage returns inserted that
> weren't typed by the user is actually a defect in the client software,
> not the senders.
I don't think it's that they can't handle them. I know Mutt wraps
the lines. But, when I reply, the > char is put at the beginning of a
line that wraps 5 times. Thanks to Vim's gq command, it's easy to fix,
but I shouldn't have to.
Plus, if you put in hard returns a > 80 chars, it shows up in my
terminal like this.
This is a highly annoying
where someone used hard returns
>80 characters instead of
Yum. Thanks for nothing. Delete...
Then there's HTML mail. That wonderful technology that's been oh so
helpful to spammers world-wide.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925
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