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Subject: Re: HTML-enabled mailing lists
From: "D. J. Bernstein" <djb @ cr . yp . to>
Date: 8 Apr 1998 06:04:34 -0000
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
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Woodrick, Ed writes:
> And for those of you who are
> stuck on UNIX using readers that only stand regular text messages, don't
> gripe and complain that the rest of us decided to move on and leave you
> in the 60's.

Now, let's get the facts straight here.

UNIX is the 70s, not the 60s. And the standard pagers don't just support
plain text---they also support bboollddffaaccee  and _u_n_d_e_r_l_i_n_e.

(For those of you with deficient MUAs: That was ``boldface'' in bold and
``underline'' underlined. For UNIX readers who saw the effects and would
like some vi macros: ftp://koobera.math.uic.edu/pub/software/exrc.)

Of course, the control codes are teletype-compatible, so they'll also
work for people who really are stuck in the 60s.

---Dan
Smaller, faster, safer than inetd+tcpd. http://pobox.com/~djb/ucspi-tcp.html



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