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Re: Can anybody tell me how to send HTML-format mail in gnus


From: Xah
Subject: Re: Can anybody tell me how to send HTML-format mail in gnus
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 10:22:01 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 8, 10:06 am, Phil Carmody <address@hidden>
wrote:
> Xah <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Aug 8, 7:56 am, Phil Carmody <address@hidden>
> > wrote:
> >> Xah <address@hidden> writes:
> >> > On Aug 7, 10:54 pm, Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> >> I disagree with your suggestion that HTML is technically superior. You
> >> >> can't just make a sweeping statement like that without actually defining
> >> >> what it is that e-mail is supposed to provide. As someone else pointed
> >> >> out, an F16 is technically superior to a bicycle, but if allyou want to
> >> >> do is go to the corner shop, that technical superiority is not only a
> >> >> waste, but also a handicap.
>
> >> > HTML is simply technically superior. Sure, F15 is better than bicycle
> >> > but ridiculous. However, HTML is better than plain text in email is
> >> > not ridiculous. It is the standard the world uses by large, and people
> >> > want rich text in email. Wikipedia says the support for html email in
> >> > email programs is 97%.
>
> >> An utterly spurious statistic. Support for Finnish emails in
> >> email programs is probably closer to 100% than 97%, but that
> >> doesn't mean that everyone should be or wants to be using
> >> Finnish.
>
> > Ok. You used analogy to refute my reason. What is your real argument
> > that the ability to send/receive html formatted mail in emacs is not a
> > good thing?
>
> You are aparently too dense to see my real argument in
> the above, so there's little point in me putting forward
> a real argument on a different point. The incentive to
> play along with your trolling really isn't that great.

Let me be direct and honest. I don't see your point, and i was very
matter of fact, and asked what is your explicit reason for your
argument.

Now you are calling me troll. It's ok. I'm used to it. No hard
feelings ok?

O, about your F15 vs bicycle analogy. I also gave reasons on why it
does not apply. Analogy can be helpful for your opponent to see your
argument, but analogy itself does not actually supply argument. You
knew that right?

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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