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From: Ted Zlatanov
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 22:21:32 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.1.50 (darwin)

On Mon, 7 May 2012 01:20:00 +0200 Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote: 

LB> On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Sun, 6 May 2012 16:18:03 +0200 Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
LB> Which commonly used mail clients (outside of Emacs) does not support html 
>> HTML and XML are a complex framework of standards and I'm willing to bet
>> very few mail clients support them fully or need to.

LB> How much? ;-)

LB> I believe most mail clients uses HTML libraries that are available for
LB> developers. (Free and non-free.)

I don't think the full extent of the nightmarish HTML standards (there
are several) needs to be discussed, though you should look at them if
only for your amusement.  It's just hard to support HTML fully in a MUA
without turning it into a web browser.

(Microsoft Outlook, for instance, has terrible HTML support for several
releases that are still commonly used.  Many CSS attributes just don't
work in the preview pane.  This is relevant because it's hard to fontify
code reliably in the Outlook preview pane without explictly stating the
font color and style for each span.  This was my experience 4 years

But as I said already, we're really talking about MIME attachments and
how the org-mode ad-hoc markup compares to them, not HTML.  My comment
was tangential.


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