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Re: Suggestion: Minor changes to etc/MORE.STUFF (diff attached)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Suggestion: Minor changes to etc/MORE.STUFF (diff attached)
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 11:02:51 +0200
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Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> ----- David Kastrup (2007-06-02) wrote:-----
>> Inclusion of files has _standard_ MIME mechanisms available.  If
>> people want a boxquote _look_, they should configure their _reader_ to
>> _display_ that sort of thing.  They should not _post_ stuff in a
>> manner that makes it close to impossible to actually extract it in a
>> useful way with any mail/news client.
>> For inline quotes of files, there is a standard.
> I never use it for quoting files and barely see others do.

Just because people prefer to shoot themselves in the foot, there is
no necessity for handing them a gun.

> But I do found boxquote convenient in quoting a small piece of text.

For quoting it.  But it is a nuisance for extracting/using/whatever

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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