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'[OT]: mail formats'
2002\10\21@040140 by William Chops Westfield

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   MIME and HTML are definitely useful in many situations, but not public
   mailing lists, in my opinion.

Despite not having mime support, I'll concede that mime has a place for
sending binary files like jpgs or schematics.  But using a non-ascii format
for text that is "almost ascii but assumes that you'll be using a particular
font on your computer so that it'll act like a wintel PC" is just ... evil.

BillW

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2002\10\21@040555 by Nate Duehr

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On Mon, 2002-10-21 at 01:59, William Chops Westfield wrote:
>     MIME and HTML are definitely useful in many situations, but not public
>     mailing lists, in my opinion.
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> Despite not having mime support, I'll concede that mime has a place for
> sending binary files like jpgs or schematics.  But using a non-ascii format
> for text that is "almost ascii but assumes that you'll be using a particular
> font on your computer so that it'll act like a wintel PC" is just ... evil.

Agreed Bill... for things like schematics and file attachments, there's
nothing better.  (GRIN)

Actually, I am not sure, but I don't think MIME was the real issue here,
it was HTML... but... the poster said MIME, so... I'll stick with MIME
for the argument.  They both fall pretty much in the same corner... if
not needed, turn them off.  (GRIN)

Nate

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2002\10\21@055504 by Nate Duehr

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On Mon, 2002-10-21 at 02:54, James Caska wrote:
> Flaming really is one of the more unprofessional aspects to this list. I
> think it really discourages people from contributing. Sure point out when
> something is not done the way the list would prefer but strong flaming? Who
> does that benefit?

Where's the flame?  I see healthy debate.

Flaming used to be defined as when people were starting to take personal
pot-shots and calling names of one-another... nothing here in this
thread has even come close to that.

True flaming is very rare on the PIC-List, from what I've seen so far...

Nate

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2002\10\21@060301 by James Caska

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Its a fine line I agree

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On Mon, 2002-10-21 at 02:54, James Caska wrote:
> Flaming really is one of the more unprofessional aspects to this list. I
> think it really discourages people from contributing. Sure point out when
> something is not done the way the list would prefer but strong flaming?
Who
> does that benefit?

Where's the flame?  I see healthy debate.

Flaming used to be defined as when people were starting to take personal
pot-shots and calling names of one-another... nothing here in this
thread has even come close to that.

True flaming is very rare on the PIC-List, from what I've seen so far...

Nate

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2002\10\23@172705 by William Chops Westfield

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   Here's a thought, all those who feel aggrieved by not being allowed to use
   high level message formats such as html should get together

While anti-HTML flames have their place, I don't think we're even talking
about that here.  We're talking about adding an "ENCODING" on top of plain
text that is completely unnecessary.  The equivilent of "I'm going to enter
all the ascii strings in my PIC program as hex, just because..."

BillW

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