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Re: Good usage of HTML in e-mail


Jacob Palme <[log in to unmask]>


IETF working group on HTML in e-mail <[log in to unmask]>


Wed, 3 Feb 1999 20:45:10 +0100





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At 19.14 +0100 99-02-03, one person wrote in a personal letter to me:
> points d and e are pretty far out generalizations, you know.
> points f and g are very personal opinions.

Yes, you are right. But that seems to be the way most
designers of high-volume web pages do, there is a lot
of narrow-column, short-line-length, size=2 text in
almost all major high-volume web sites. My intention
was to try to describe why they do it this way.

Of course, one could add an additonal clause to my

(i) Since so many major web sites use this reasoning,
    users adjust to it by setting their web browser
    settings so that such pages look neat.

Perhaps I should also add that it was not my intention
to claim that people consciously reason through all
the steps in my list. Rather that this kind of cause-
and-effect is forming the web by not-explicitly-
specified actions.
Jacob Palme <[log in to unmask]> (Stockholm University and KTH)
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