Re: ANNOUNCE: Hypermail in C, version 1.0 (fwd)

Nick Arnett (
Sun, 4 Sep 1994 17:56:49 -0800

I know that there was some discussion of standards for inclusion of HTML in
mail and Usenet discussions, but I don't think there was any closure on it.
I'm considering adopting some such standard for the server that we're soon
going to put on-line, which will contain a comprehensive index to Web
publishing and Web library information, including HTML-ized mail and Usenet
articles. I'd like to support some standard way to mark HTML as "example,"
so that it won't be interpreted by the HTML-izer, but will be converted to
read as source.

I'm even considering -- feel free to argue -- generating an automatic
e-mail (ONCE per person) to anyone who posts with embedded HTML, advising
them that their article is in the archive/library as HTML and explaining
how to mark it as "example" HTML. This would presumably propogate a
standard to the community rapidly...


Nick Arnett "We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunity."
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