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From: Chris Smith <chris.rs@...>
Subject: Re:GWN email formatting
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 22:11:31 +0000
On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 03:10, Tristan wrote:
> Is there any particular reason why the GWN does this, other than because
> that's what the DWN does? Would it be possible to have it changed to the
> clearer, more conventional method?

Yes, there is a specific reason IIRC. Sorry to be so general, but I believe 
the letter is written in XML, therefore you only need to write one version of 
the newsletter, then that can be translated, displayed as a web page (with 
hyperlinks and coloured regions of text as is the Gentoo default) or just as 
easily sent as a Plain Text email (because not everybody likes HTML mail, it 
can be annoying and insecure) with links as footnotes to the text.

You'll probably find that the DWN also has a similar setup with XML, as does 
Slashdot and a few other email newsletters.

I guess a solution to this would to be able to have an option to recieve HTML 
mail (complete with hyperlinks) or Plain Text.

Hope I could help,
Chris.


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