From: Greg Colvin (greg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-06-06 20:45:08
At 02:05 PM 06/06/2002, James Curran/MVP wrote:
> However, this does point to a rather interesting dichotomy in our
> With compilers, we write to the most modern standard, begrudgingly
>support old compilers, and consider those to insist on using such old
>compilers as holding back progress.
It may be grudging, but it seems we bend over backwards to
support broken compilers.
> With email, we write to the oldest standard, scorn features supported by
>more modern email package, and consider those who use those features as
Don't forget that we have little control over how our email
is delivered, and how it gets mangled enroute. One can
usually make sense of mangled plain text, but mangled HTML
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