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Re: e-mail Doc Type HTML vs. Plain Text



I had my default text type to ASCII; however, when I upgraded to Win98, the
default changed to HTML.  I was unaware of this and I apologize profusely to
anyone who was offended or who had problems reading my msg.

Thanks.


Joel B. Black jbblack@mindspring.com; ks4aw@amsat.org; ks4aw@arrl.net
Kristie H. Black kahblack@mindspring.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Shorney <jshorn@binary.net>
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; Arrow146@aol.com
<Arrow146@aol.com>
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] e-mail Doc Type HTML vs. Plain Text


>Just my opinions:
>
>On Mon, 1 Mar 1999 12:05:23 EST, Arrow146@aol.com wrote:
>
>>Why are some of the post   (e-mail)   in HTML format ?
>>
>>Why don't everyone just use plain text ?
>
>
>Mostly because their mailer installs with HTML defaulted to "on" and
>they don't know any better.  It's a problem of education.
>
>
>>Is there a reason for the HTML format ?
>
>
>None that I can see.  IMHO, the extra stuff tends to distract one from
>the CONTENT.
>
>
>>Does it not make the e-mail twice as long
>>as it needs to be.  (two copies of the same text)
>
>
>More than twice as long, because of the HTML tags.  Some people
>consider it rude to post HTML messages in an international forum, where
>there are many users who pay "by the byte" for access.
>
>
>>The text shows up on my screen with a dark colored background,
>>impossible to read without highlighting the text.
>>
>>Are any of the PC users having this problem ?
>>Or is this just a problem for us Mac users ?
>
>
>Different mailers react differently.  Mine shows up the HTML as an
>attatchment, which I just ignore.  Occasionally, I will get an
>HTML-only message.  If (reading between the tags) it looks interesting,
>I have to save it out and load it into a browser or an HTML stripper.
>I usually don't bother.
>
>73,
>
>Jim
>
>
>
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