Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2003 15:08:01 +0100
From : Jon Ripley <beeb@...>
Subject: Re: Informal request regarding HTML messages
In message <000901c357f7$0f3499f0$6b7b2e3e@...> you wrote:
> > Also, as a matter of policy, HTML only messages are not be
> > added to the Mailing List archive.
> Which totally defeats the point of an archive don't you think? I don't
> notice historical archives removing all writings in biro instead of ink
> as a matter of policy. The information (even if unreadable to some, e.g.
> Egyptian Hieroglyphics) is important, not its presentation - that can
> always be corrected, although sometimes it is misinterpreted during such
> a transformation.
I know. Plain text/HTML messages are added to the archive and in time,
as the site develops maybe HTML only messages with no plain text
components will also be added.
All messages posted to the archive are available in the archive sources
in their raw unadulterated form so nothing is lost.
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