[whatwg] Comments to Web Forms 2.0 downloaded 2004-09-18 (HTML email)
mikko.rantalainen at peda.net
Sun Nov 21 14:52:03 PST 2004
Mattias Waldau wrote:
> >>>> flame start
> How can you say that "I don't read HTML mail.". A lot of other people do
> and once email programs get their security act together, probably
> everyone will.
I don't read HTML mail either. No, the reason isn't that HTML mail is
insecure or that it increases the amount of spam I get (I get very much
anyway). I don't read HTML mail because it decreases usability. Every
HTML mail I've seen looks different; font sizes, color and link styles
are differ. Plain text mail, on the other hand, looks all the same
(excluding the fact that some people top-post but that problem still
remains with HTML mail too).
> All I want is to be able to send a receipt that looks exactly like the
> webpage, and I cannot see why that should be forbidden.
Use PDF if you want something that looks exactly like something else. If
the receipt looks like a form and it is rendered in a context that is
able to contain such form (a HTML page or an email message, for example)
but it doesn't behave like a form, then it's definately a poor UI.
The receipt I get from local grocery store doesn't look like the
collection of bar codes from the items I bought. I still believe that
the very same receipt has some meaninful relation to those items.
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