[Wikipedia-l] Re: html emails

Anthere anthere9 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 18 19:41:58 UTC 2005

Chad Perrin a écrit:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 09:12:23PM +0200, Anthere wrote:
>>Cormac Lawler a écrit:
>>>On 4/18/05, Tony Sidaway <minorityreport at bluebottle.com> wrote:
>>>>Cormac Lawler said:
>>>>>Hi - I need your help (whoever you are)
>>>>>I am trying to write a html email
>>>>I'm sorry if this sounds unhelpful, but could I please ask you to
>>>>*reconsider* any impulse you might feel to produce emails in html?  Text
>>>>is much nicer.
>>>Fair comment, but could i ask that that discussion take place on
>>>quarto-l? Just to add, that it is not just *my* impulse to produce
>>>this mail - I have simply volunteered to do it.
>>yo. I think most of us would prefer it to be in html... for quite a 
>>number of reason (such as links).
> I'm not sure I agree with that estimation of the majority.  I think that
> a vast majority would, in fact, probably not much care one way or
> another, especially since most graphical email clients turn bare URLs
> into links automatically, even in text-only emails.  Meanwhile, HTML
> emails are almost undreadable for those of us whose primary email is
> read in a text-only fashion.  I actually delete 90% of HTML email
> without even checking to see whether it's content is of any relevance to
> my life for a number of reasons, including security issues, annoyance
> factor, and basic convenience.
> Text email is universal.  HTML email alienates a great many people.  If
> I wanted to see HTML, I'd use a browser or an HTML editor.
> That's not to say that there isn't a place for HTML emails, but I would
> strongly recommend that emails not be sent in HTML form unless you are
> positive that everybody receiving the email will be positively receptive
> to that format.  If you really want to present information in an HTML
> formatted manner, but aren't sure if everyone receiving the email will
> be accepting of HTML emails, you might think about simply creating a
> webpage somewhere and linking to it from a text email.
> I'd say "Maybe that's just me," but I know for a fact it's not.
> --
> Chad Perrin
> [ CCD CopyWrite | http://ccd.apotheon.org ]

When I say the majority, I was referring to those discussing the topic 
on quarto list. Cormac, could you sent a sample of the last version of 
the mail so that Chad can understand what I mean by "best to use html" ?


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