[linux-elitists] Seperating Content from Presentation

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Sun May 30 22:42:36 PDT 2004


on Mon, May 31, 2004 at 03:41:12PM +1000, Mike MacCana (mikem@cyber.com.au) 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.


Peace.

-- 
Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.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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