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RE: Word wrapping messages
I agree. Human readability is important. I do not like long lines. But sometimes I have to convert when importing the message to a word processer for printing in a format of my choosing. Sometimes the default lines are too long, sometimes too short.
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: Word wrapping messages
> Many email messages are line wrapped after 80 chars.
> This is unneccesary and unwanted in HTML.
=v= The current fashionability of unwrapped lines is very
unfortunate. Email should, above all, be human-readable,
and jamming entire paragraphs into one line is exactly the
opposite. "Unwanted?" HTML doesn't care whether there's
a newline or a space there, but human eyes prefer newlines.
=v= Bear in mind that not everyone out there has whizbang
HTML mailers, and that "Content-Type: ... format=flowed"
is inconsistently implemented (and often not specified).
=v= Think of all the times you've been sent crap like this:
> > > Now is the time for all good persons to come to the
> > > aid of their=20
> > > planet. The lazy dog jumped over the quick brown
> > I AGREE!
> > > fox.=20
> ME TOO!
Not exactly readable by humans *or* computers. Judicious
use of newlines cures many ills, at no cost.
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