At 01:04 AM 2002-07-11 -0700, Roger B.A. Klorese wrote:
>Nick Simicich wrote:
>>Yep, I'm living in the past, and maybe in another couple of years the
>>mail readers will actually do useful things with mime digests ...
>BTW, Mozilla does a great job on 'em. It presents the whole digest
>reasonably formatted in the preview pane as if it were a text digest but
>properly rendered, and it also shows the messages in the attachment index
>so they can be opened one at a time.
Well, that is one. The point I made to the person I was talking to about
how her sympa installation enforced mime digests was that there was enough
information in the mime form to allow the MUA to do all sorts of wonderful
things, such as making up a list of subjects with links to each message,
and allowing you to reply to each message of the digest while getting
subjects and attributions correct so that people would not reply to a
digest and quote the entire digest in their replies while making the
subject the digest subject instead of an individual message subject. The
MUA could even present the digest in 1153 format, which is my guess as to
what a user who requests a digest actually wants it. But no one I knew of
was doing that. Maybe Mozilla makes "one", but you know how I feel about
using a browser (or its associated mail reader) to read mail. I used
Mozilla as a browser for a short while and I'm considering what to do, I
may have to get a significant amount of additional memory if I want to
continue using it.
Eudora displays all of the messages in a row with the mime headers between
the RFC822 headers but with the separators elided. But AOL, I am told,
treats the individual sections as attachments that have to be downloaded.
"Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of
-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
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