Re: To save bandwidth? (was: Re: Exegetical Considerations)

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Wed Oct 13 1999 - 11:40:50 EDT

At 11:05 AM 10/13/99 +0000, Ed wrote:
>the entire text that I
>have just described, (question, reply and signature), appears again, in
>full, below double dotted lines, and is constantly broken up by things
>like <font> <para> <Arial>, etc. etc. Sometimes numbers or dashes and other
>digital encoding type commands appear.

Ah, now I see what you mean. I get the same things sometimes- and I just
presume that the sender is using a mailer that puts stuff in html format.
My mailer, Eudora Lite, does not do that.

>What I am wondering is, is
>this a function of how I am receiving the digest,

No- its determined by the mailing program the writer of the post is using.
If, for instance, I used hotmail (which I dont) I could set it to send in
html or in plain text. If I choose plain text than all is well, but if I
choose html then those who get the note using mailers which are not html
based will get the html coding in plain text (as you describe above). So,
its not you- its the sender!

>or is it a function of
>how the messages are being sent? It does not happen on everyone's message,
>but seems to be consistent with certain users (it always seems to be a
>feature of Carl's messages,for example, but not Jim's).

Now that is really odd because I never get Carl's in html. I always get his
in plain text. And, again, mine are always plain text, which is why you
wont see any html tags.

> Can anything be
>done about it either way?

Yes, the senders can send in plain text format.



Jim West, ThD
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