Re: [OT] Re: (0 == foo), rather than (foo == 0)

From: Frank v Waveren
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 18:27:09 EST

On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 02:31:15PM -0500, David Ford wrote:
> >high resolution screen, perhaps even 400 columns. If you are
> >sending mail to somebody, you need to make sure it fits on
> >their page, not your page.
> And you have no idea what size screen they have. Some text users I know
> like to keep their screens at 60 chars so they can fit more terms on
> their desktop. Others have 100+ columns. Let the end user flow the
> text according to their own wishes.
> Basic concept in good content presentation, you provide the content and
> style, let the reader render it according to their page
> characteristics. Don't try to force everyone into 640x480, 72 columns,
> or a particular text size.

This is good design, however horribly incompatible with the current
state of email/news postings. Luckily, a solution that doesn't break
anything has been found: If you want your text wrapped by the MUA, use
format=flowed in the content type header. Read RFC 2646.

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