On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, kevin lyda wrote:
> paul complains this isn't a standard, but it is a de-facto
> standard. there are loads of standards on the net, and many aren't
> fully supported or implemented correctly. most web pages aren't
> standard, but i suspect he views them for instance.
> email standards documents are traditionally a description of what's
> already common practice.
> if loads of mailers support mft,
And how many do?
> will show up. mail headers are very flexible for just that reason.
> all my mails can set the "Grovel-Pitifully: yes|no" header and
> mua's can choose whether or not to alert anyone replying to such
> mails to act appropriately. or not alert them.
Right, but if my MUA does not know about your "Grovel-Pitifully"
header, nothing much should change.
The problem is that Mutt's behaviour completely breaks what non-mutt
users expect from email, particularly on lists - for no good reason.
Anyway, given that I'm unlikely to get you to realise why that might
be a problem, I'll stop trying.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
Events are not affected, they develop.
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