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Finding a middle between HTML and plain text E-mail

In response to Michael at mcwresearch and Michael (LV) at terminal23, I'm surprised there has been no middle-ground adoption that gives users ability to format text (colors, bold, italic, underline, bullets, etc), without the nastiness of HTML and without the plainness of plain text. It looks like enriched text (RFC 1896) was supposed to do this, but never seemed to catch on. I've been using the following for "formatting" in plain text, and it has gotten the point across OK so far:

  1. STRONG = bold
  2. _underline_ = underlined
  3. /italic/ = italic
  4. * = bullet

Posted by Marcin on Friday, December 29, 2006 in Security.

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