[linux-elitists] Seperating Content from Presentation
Thu Jun 10 03:34:53 PDT 2004
On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Mike MacCana wrote:
> Unmaintained closed source apps like pine don't, but that's a very
> limited set.
Recent versions of Pine have an inbuilt HTML viewer. It works well enough
that I didn't realise this for a while until I saw hyperlinks appearing
> I'm adamant that the amount of in-use mail clients that can show an HTML
> message properly is less than the amount of in-use mail clients that can
> read a 80-monospaced-character forced mail properly.
Er, have you dropped a negative from that sentence?
To me, this whole discussion assumes some bizarro world where rendering
HTML on your tiny device is easier than writing an
80-monospaced-character-to-tiny-device client-side reflower, with an
on/off button for ascii art and other things that get broken.
I have just realised that my sig is probably less effective than I
realised due to the prevalence of non-monospaced mail readers, though.
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