So Daring Fireball linked me to a story on pulling our heads out of our asses with regard to HTML support in email. I especially like this part:
So, it's not going anywhere and it's broken. If we can all get past this point together, it's obvious that the best path forward is to work with desktop and web-based email client manufacturers to improve how HTML emails are rendered, not argue amongst ourselves about personal preference.I must admit, it sounded vaguely familiar to me, like I'd seen another post with the same basic idea...
But I think that if the major email client vendors, such as Microsoft, Qualcomm, Lotus, Apple, Ximian, etc., would get together and create an email subset of HTML...perhaps emHTML? Then you could have a nice, standard, way to have increased formatting in emails without making it an internet version of Word. So I think I shall have to officially get off the “Email must be nothing but ASCII text” train. It's going to happen anyway folks, so how about dealing with it proactively, as opposed to the fingers-in-ears-and-yelling reaction that the 'Net Pharts have to change.That's right, I had seen it before, because I friggin' wrote about it over three years ago!
Jesus, when does the cool part of "being ahead of my time" kick in? Like the money and the naked adoring young women following me about wherever I go, making my life a living hell until I slink out of sight, unheard of until my untimely demise in a Mexican brothel?
CommentsWarning for Notes users: The commenting system uses HTML.
I know this will be scary for some of you, especially Notes fans. However, open standards, rah-rah.
If you want to use less-than or greater-than signs, or other similar characters that HTML reserves,
you'll simply have to learn to do it the HTML way. Luckily, HTML is kind of popular, no matter what
your re-educators have told you, and you can easily find help on the intertubes.