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From: Miles Bader
Date: Wed, 09 May 2012 12:50:20 +0900

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
> The problem with those separators is just that they say nothing about
> the contents, so the presenter (MUA) has to guess the content type,
> which requires some parsing and can easily result in a wrong guess.

Why it important for the MUA to know the content type of embedded code

The main target is human readers, who can figure out that stuff with
almost zero effort from context and/or looking at the code.

AFAICT, this sort of feature stems more from "OMGWIBN" ("OMG, wouldn't
it be neat!") syndrome than actual demand...

Given the lack of actual demand, even a minor impact on readability is
too much.  [The current behavior of Gnus, certainly, is just awful in
this respect -- not only are the delimiters ugly and detrimental to
readability, but so is the visual highlighting (on my system, a wacky
bright green color) that seems to be the only thing Gnus does with


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