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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 11:35:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> ----- David Kastrup (2007-06-02) wrote:-----
>>> 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
>> it.
> Boxquoted text are the same as the 4 cited lines in this message.

No, since every news reader knows how to deal with those cited lines:
_those_ citations are _well-established_.

> I don't think it adds any unnecessary difficulty.
> The most important thing is it gives you the power to present your
> email in a much more readable way.

If the recipient prefers a mail reader that displays quoted parts in
an unreadable way, that is his problem, and every recipient (of which
there are many in mailing lists or Usenet groups) has it within his
own power to pick an appropriate tool for the task.

Using boxquote, instead, creates material that _no_ mail reader
(including all Emacs mail clients, by the way) can understand or
sensibly deal with.

mml-attach-file gives _every_ mail client a chance to make the
included file available in a readable manner, suitably for requoting,
resending, extraction, manipulation.  boxquote.el doesn't.  You need
rectangle operations and similar stuff not usually available in a mail
client to have a remote chance of cutting and pasting the content.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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