From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Sun 09 Sep 2001 - 22:53:32 IST
begin Aidan Kehoe quotation:
> It doesn't require it, but support for MIME does imply support for
> Quoted-Printable. Cf. rfc 1521 .
Oh, so one could reasonably object to Quoted-Printable on the grounds
that it's Web garbage that doesn't belong in e-mail, without being
opposed to MIME. Ah, I see.
Not that I'm opposed to caricature. It's a perfectly lovely art form.
> (One thing that pisses me off about ESR is the assumption of some kind
> of hacker hive mind implicit in stuff like `It sometimes looks like
> we're hostile to newbies and the ignorant. But this isn't really
> true.' Me, there's days when I'm hostile to newbies and the
> ignorant. Not that I qualify for this hive-mind, anyway.)
OK, so there's the viewpoint that Eric expressed, and then your somewhat
less charitable one, and no doubt many others. But I think it fair to
say that he (and I, the co-author) expressed a strong consensus of
technical users on points of how best to interact with technical forums.
But, as it says at the top of my "rants" page (quoting comedian Dennis
Miller), "That's just my opinion; I could be wrong."
-- Cheers, "Linux means never having to delete your love mail." Rick Moen -- Don Marti rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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