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Re: Egyptian writing more ancient than thought

From:John Fisher <john@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 20:17
In message <379618DB.25E0C8F4@...>, John Cowan
<cowan@...> writes
>Fabian wrote: > >> Does anyone else feel as strongly as I do that postings that force a >> Email client to dialup should earn a temporary ban from the list? > >Which email client? This message contains both plaintext and >HTML versions, which is annoying to the MIME-deprived, but there's >nothing magic about it. If your >client tries to access the Internet under those circumstances, >there is something wrong with *it*. The message is quite >conformant.
It included these two statements: <BODY aLink=#780000 background=../images/backgrnd/paper/paper01.jpg bgColor=#e3c797 link=#780000 vLink=#780000> <IMG align=bottom height=1 src="../images/bar%26butn/purp_bar.gif" width=540 NATURALSIZEFLAG = 0><FONT size=+1> ...each of which are including in the html page a binary presumably on the sender's home site. A browser which attempts to display this page will try to fetch these and if your system is set up accordingly it will start to dial. Mine isn't, so the browser just sat there trying until I told it to stop. All of which is why, when my MIME-ish mail reader offers me alternatives, as in this case, I don't usually select the html version, which launches the browser to read it. Still, I expect the person who sent it did it by mistake, and I would far rather put up with it than make an issue of it. Certainly temporary bans etc seem right over the top to me. -- John Fisher Elet Anta website: Drummond ro cleshfan merec; fanye litoc, inye litoc