[coreboot] Friendly reminder: Please just send plain text messages to the list

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 19:22:10 CET 2014

And i was joking.


On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Xavi Drudis Ferran <xdrudis at tinet.cat>wrote:

> I hesitate to make this thread longer...
> Just my 2c.
> HTML - please no.
> It's bloated for this purpose and I've seen it (outside this list)
> introduce costly errors because of that. It brings new features that are
> not needed and more complex to master (I mean taking into account
> efficiency, compatibility, accessibility, etc.). It's useful for web, not
> for email. The fact that someone can write perfectly compliant, accessible
> and pleasing websites does not mean this someone will spend the same effort
> in every email message. HTML knowledge should be no requirement to
> participate in this list, so some users may be unaware of possibly pitfalls
> in their HTML messages.
> Also, users of text only email readers need not be excluded.
> UTF-8 - yes, any standarised encoding, but UTF-8 is fine.
> I don't like changing the names of other people. I like to copy them
> verbatim. There's people all over the world in this list. So I think the
> feature of being able to codify many of the characters in the world is
> useful. The fact that communication is in English (I wouldn't require it
> either) and my name can be written correctly in ASCII does not mean that
> everybody has to have names in ASCII.
> I think these and possibly other arguments are stronger than message size.
> But I'm not implying that plain text vs HTML wastes the same space as ASCII
> vs UTF-8 for messages in English.
> Thanks.
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