Removal of my brain
tv at pobox.com
Wed Sep 20 20:23:46 UTC 2006
On 9/20/06, billn at billn.net <billn at billn.net> wrote:
> More to the point, why punish the entire list by bickering about a
> minority inability to cope with the fact that some people are different?
It's because some MUAs are dain bramaged.
> The world has more than eight bits.
Which is just one of the reasons that the MIME type
"multipart/alternative" exists. Sane MUAs that wish to send HTML also
send a text/plain alternative segment in the same MIME stream.
The unfortunate part is that this classifies Thunderbird as not
"sane", because its default configuration for dual-format output is
"ask me" based on whether all addresses are in the address book with
the HTML option enabled, rather than simply always sending multipart
-- Todd Vierling <tv at duh.org> <tv at pobox.com> <todd at vierling.name>
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