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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Administrivia: html duplicates

From: Andrew Savory
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Administrivia: html duplicates
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:17:30 +0100


On 1/27/08, Alex Hudson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Honestly, if plain text were sufficient, that would be all I would use.
> And for the most part on this lists and others, I only use it. But
> there's no way I could use that with most non-technical people. I would
> worry that by enforcing too-strict formatting compliance rules, you end
> up effectively preventing people who don't/can't comply with those rules
> from participating. And in general, that probably means non-technical
> people, and as free software becomes more accessible to non-techies I
> would think it would be more important for this list to be accessible to
> them.

And let's be honest, most of us will continue to favour our Luddite
tendencies and will eschew HTML in favour of good clean text. But for
those occasions where we forget to flip the bit, or where "the rest of
the world" want to join the conversation, we should be liberal in what
we accept.


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