RE: Theos-World Weird stuff
Mar 22, 1999 12:35 PM
by Peter Merriott
Can I add to what you have said.
Most email software and browsers offer a choice of formats as to how to send
a message - either "Plain Text" or "Rich Text". "Rich Text" uses HTML. If
your browser receives in either mode it simply gives you a nice page to read
whichever way it was sent originally.
However some browsers / email packages only have "Plain Text" capability. So
when this type of browser receives a "Rich Text" message it shows all the
There are two solutions to this.
1) Get a better email / browser package that can cope with both types of
messages. This isn't a realistic option if you use your email facility at
work / Universtiy etc.
2) Those of us who can choose which format to use should aim to send
messages in "Plain Text" to a List or Newsgroup to help those who only have
For example, I use Microsft Outlook 98. When I reply to an email, if I
select the "Format" menu at the top of the page, the drop down menu allows
me to choose "Plain" or "Rich (HTML)" text. Different packages will have
different ways to select the Format option.
Hope this helps
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of M K Ramadoss
> Sent: 22 March 1999 19:07
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Weird stuff
> When the msg is written using some of the browsers, the html codes are
> inserted. If the same msg is read using a browser, you will not see them
> because they are interpreted and displayed.
> At 07:44 PM 3/22/1999 +0000, you wrote:
> >Can somebody help me and tell me why I get this kind of jargon
> >with these theos-messages.
> >Thank you
> >> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN">
> >> <HTML>
> >> <HEAD>
> >> <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 =
> >> http-equiv=3DContent-Type>
> >> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR>
> >> </HEAD>
> >> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff>
> >> <DIV>>>I find it somewhat ironic that U.L.T. associates are =
> >> <BR>generally=20
> >> very skeptical & even some
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