[linux-elitists] Seperating Content from Presentation
Karsten M. Self
Sun May 30 22:42:36 PDT 2004
on Mon, May 31, 2004 at 03:41:12PM +1000, Mike MacCana (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> 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.
I'd suggest you read the link in my minirant, which illustrates at least
two facets of the problem exquisitely.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
The dog returns to it's vomit.
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