Too much HTML to read : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

To those of you who send HTML mail to this forum:

Anything more than a couple of tags here and there in a post really clutters up a message for those of us who subscribe to this forum. The server forwards plain text. (Unless I'm missing something ??? )I prefer to read from my mail client instead of my browser.

The point is, if the post is too cluttered, I just bypass it.

(Am I the only one who doesn't read these posts?)

Just thought I'd bring it up. 8-)

-- Mike (, September 30, 1998


I don't think anyone wants to see excessive HTML, but occasionally it is nice to have some bold text for emphasis and very handy for placing hyperlinks in which is the very essence of the internet.

I even included a chart once when I was having a silly half hour and it is rumoured that I may have been responsible for a midi file. However, I think that this topic is just so serious that we need to be able to have a bit of a laugh at times to help us keep our sanity.

However, I promise not to do weird things with metatags,framesets or DHTML and my malicious VBScript and Javascripts are reserved only for very special occasions and will in no way affect your system registry if you purchase my special patch for only $9.95...........

Hey, it's a good deal. It'll fix all your Y2K problems too!!

-- Craig (, September 30, 1998.

Well, actually, Mike, I view this forum on an HTML sensitive basis. Therefore, the use of bold-faced, italics, underlines, etc., for emphesis is beneficial (within reason). I like it!!!!


-- rocky knolls (, October 01, 1998.

Hey Mike,

If your mail client can't handle HTML, then you'd better look into upgrading. It might not be Y2K compliant! I know the one my company uses is not.

-- Buddy Y. (, October 01, 1998.


The server sends plain text. Netscape 4.x does HTML just fine. (You do have a point, though - I'm not sure if its Y2K OK. I'd better check that out!)

-- Mike (, October 01, 1998.

I'll miss a bold and curvy way to state my goffiness, when an if it all goes ca-chunk. Until then,..I'll try to hold it at a minimum. I do like the blockquote tag a lot though. I plead guilty for adding html...but I haven't done blinkies. ROFL

-- Donna Barthuley (, October 01, 1998.

I goofed on that one Mike. I didn't think about the HTML tags being just text, since the messages aren't being sent with HTML header info. I haven't checked on Netscape 4.x either. I assume it's OK, but these days we can't assume anything.

-- Buddy Y. (, October 02, 1998.

Donna, I will always look forward to such curves......Now, about that sheet thing.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, October 02, 1998.

sorry... I couldn't resist!

-- Max Dixon (Ogden, Utah USA) (, October 05, 1998.

Donna, I'm almost afraid to ask, but what are blinkies?

-- Gayla Dunbar (, October 05, 1998.

That's when the sheet is waving back and forth so fast your eyes go "blinkie, blinkie, blinkie...."

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, October 05, 1998.

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