[r-t] HTML posting

Richard Smith richard at ex-parrot.com
Fri Jun 10 11:35:26 UTC 2011

Is there a reason why this list allows posting in HTML? 
Most of the other ringing lists do not, and by allowing it 
here, it means that those readers who their mail as HTML 
have no idea how illegible there mail is to those of us who 
don't.  Both of Robert Bennet's last two emails, for 
example, have come through as a single paragraph with Eddie 
Martin's signature at the end, and with no means of working 
out what part of it was his.

On 20 Sept 2004, John Camp said HTML was to allow people to 
allow people to use HTML markup to write more technical 
things -- equations, tables, diagrams, and so on.  At the 
time the list was less than two months old, and that seemed 
like a worthwhile experiment.  But I don't recall a single 
occasion over following six-and-a-half years when HTML has 
been used in this way.

Can we disable it, please?


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