On Wednesday 22 August 2001 3:38 pm, Leif Svalgaard wrote: > fine, but isn't there a way of stripping the > annoying noise [picked from etc] off? Hi Leif But how would you then know the posting hadn't been originally in plain text - it would look as though that was the entire posting. It might not seem like much of a problem, but it's a kind of editing, so the software's action shouldn't be transparent. One example of where it *might* be a problem is where the original html contains some emphasis or other html only feature that is lost in the plain text version, and the author's intended meaning doesn't quite come through in plain text. It's easy enough to misconstrue meaning in postings, and if the original _relied_ on html emphasis, then it makes it worse. At least this way you know the post has been modified. Plus how else would you know who the guilty people are that don't stick to the mailing list rules and post plain text only ;-) Regards, Martin -- email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dbg400.net DBG/400 - DataBase Generation utilities Open Source test environment tools for the AS/400 / iSeries and miscellaneous database & spooled file management commands.
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