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Mac OS X Since my Cube could not run Leopard, and I did not have any other Macs, I was unable to delve into Leopard right away. Apple NL was kind enough to fix this problem for us, by generously loaning me a brand new MacBook with Leopard installed so I could review it for OSNews. Read on for the findings.
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RE[5]: Stationary
by abraxas on Sat 8th Dec 2007 14:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Stationary"
abraxas
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Funny. You waste bandwith with bloated Excel, Word, etc. attachements just because you don't like to use such a simple thing as a html table within the e-mail message?

It's not just about bandwith. Wasting bandwith so I can see you stupid logo, or a "pretty" background is worthless. There is a need to send structured documents but using HTML email is not the way to do it. It isn't meant for that and doesn't work well for that. We have very good structured documents already available that are pretty easy to attach to emails.

Maybe we should start to make the internet plain text and add everything else as separat download.
Of course its absolutely waste of bytes to use header markup tags. Instead we should rather use a lines of ============================= and ----------------------------- to tell readers that the text was meant as a heading. This save so much bytes!
Let's go back to 7bit ASCII and forget about Unicode (who needs chinese or arabic letters anyway?).
Down with bloated XML!
Forbid any formatting tags - because there will always be people with bad taste misusing them.

And we should start a petition that OS News removes all pictures and stuff to save bandwith (starting with the comment section, I guess).


It seems you miss the point entirely. Neither you or anyone else has shown a valid use for HTML email. I keep hearing blather about tables but that's not much of an argument. Structured documents exist, lets use them. HTML email brings way more harm than good. The fact that you can put a table in an email doesn't make up for its mis-use. There are other ways to accomplish the same thing.

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