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TECH: annoyingness

From:Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...>
Date:Thursday, December 11, 2003, 7:45

Something very annoying that I've only noticed since I started getting
things in digest format:

Everything people put in angle brackets seems to try to get interpreted
as HTML tags.  If it's something such as "s" or "u" or "i" inside the
brackets, the "tag" will be invisible and all subsequent text will be
struck through or underlined or italicized.  This, especially
strikethrough, makes it very difficult to read.

If what's in the brackets is something that can't be a real tag, such
as a sentence, it simply vanishes without trace.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is it to do with the digest format,
or something to do with Yahoo's processing?  (It's computer-independent
- it happens to me on Macs and Windows computers.)  And is it fair of
me to ask people to enclose orthographic references in something
besides angle brackets - either  |vertical slashes| or "quotes" or
whatever else you like that won't get interpreted as HTML tags?


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