On Fri, 14 December 2001, Brad Jensen wrote:

> > I may have missed the reason, as I'm in digest mode and it's increasingly
> > difficult to follow messages, what with 40kb of quotes tacked onto every
> > message.  Oops.  Wrong rant.  And now back to our regularly schedules M$
> > bashing... <sardonic grin>
> >   --buck
>
> What would be really cute is a listserv program that recognized
> its own trailers, and at least deleted those, and possible
> everything that is quote qithout a response following it. Not
> too hard to do.

I'd almost swear that somewhere 5-10 years ago, there was the beginning of a 
'standard' for .sigs that said something like "a line containing only two 
dashes followed by a space, e.g., '-- ', would mark the beginning of a .sig 
attachment. This will allow replies to remove such attachments automatically."

Some e-mail clients seem to recognize '-- ' or some other configureable string 
and ignore following lines when spell-checking, etc. Unfortunately, all the 
different ways of denoting included Reply: text (indents, "> ", etc.) make it 
effectively impossible to keep up with.

Nowadays, I imagine some kind of MIME boundary would have to be used.

Tom Liotta

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Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
19426 68th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone  253-872-7788
Fax  253-872-7904
http://www.400Security.com


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