[linux-elitists] Seperating Content from Presentation

Mike MacCana mikem@cyber.com.au
Sun May 30 22:41:12 PDT 2004


On Sun, 2004-05-30 at 17:28, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> Please set your mailer/editor linewrap to 68-75 characters.  I strongly
> recommend 72 as a good default..

Maillers shouldn't wrap at all. Wrapping is a terrible idea which
assumes one's audience:

1. Reads their email in a monospaced font
2. In an eighty character wide terminal.

In most cases, (with the possible exception of Unix or VMS geeks) this
is wrong. 

Mike (who sends the occasional wrapped email himself).




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