usefull mozilla stuff

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by VC, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. VC

    VC Guest

    VC, Feb 28, 2004
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    Soz Guest

    Save the HTML shit for email
    Soz, Feb 28, 2004
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  3. VC

    vc Guest

    Quoting Soz:
    im sorry will take care from now on
    vc, Feb 29, 2004
  4. But will you repost the content of your OP in readable (text) form?
    Derald Martin, Feb 29, 2004
  5. It was perectly readable from here. Does Agent not have an equivalent
    to Mozilla's View>>Message Body as>>Plain Text?

    Folks can post in html all day, and I'm unaware of it until someone
    points it out.

    Leonidas Jones, Feb 29, 2004
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    Soz Guest

    Yes can can turn off HTML in Agent, same in Gravity and most likely any
    other worthy newsreader.

    Perhaps i came off a little harsh but at least the OP now knows that
    posting in HTML is generaly frowned upon in Newsgroups.
    Soz, Feb 29, 2004
  7. So I would have figured, thanks for the confirmation.

    Well, yeah, a little harsh probably, but VC seemd to take it as
    constructive criticism anyway

    Leonidas Jones
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    Leonidas Jones, Feb 29, 2004
  8. That is as may be but you miss the point. The answer to your
    question is, "No, it doesn't but I wouldn't want it to."; but you knew
    that, I suspect. Agent can be configured to call a HTML engine, which
    _is_ what it to do were I actually to read some butthead's HTML posting.
    Although, Agent offers a raw message view similar to a browser's "view
    source", it does not strip tags nor should it. The function is
    unnecessary in a newsreader because the tags are inappropriate in usenet
    posts, in the first place, so one merely ignores messages from dweebs
    who don't know or care. It quickly becomes automatic to twit them along
    with top-posters. I mean no offense to OP, but, truth is, long years'
    experience has shown me there is likely to be little reason to read
    either group (they tend to be really really new, really really stupid or
    both) but that's just a personal preference.
    The defect which you point out in the Mozilla/Thunderbird
    newsreader merely encourages disregard and ignorance of UUNET
    conventions and standards and certainly removes it from serious
    consideration by a great many people. Too bad; surely it will be
    corrected by v1.
    Ironic, ain't it, that while Mickey$oft is so often (justly)
    berated for its disregard for WWW standards the Self-Appointed Defenders
    of the Faith foist off a lame mail/news client that disregards UUNET
    standards that have been in place since before there even was a WWW and
    actually encourages the clueless to spam the network with utterly
    pointless HTML tags. What's _that_ all about; "progress", I guess. At
    present, anyone wanting a _good_ free newsreading app that actually
    _works_ would do well to cop "XNews" or 40tude's "Dialog" and wait for
    Mozilla/TBird to be finished.
    Derald Martin, Feb 29, 2004
  9. I am glad to see that Agent and Gravity do have the capabilty I
    mentioned. I figured it would.

    As far as TB's abilities as a newsreader, well I agree it has its
    limitations. However for my needs and many others, the convenience of a
    mail/news client combined, alng with my more modest needs for a
    newsreader, it suits me fine. If I were heavily into groups requireing
    multi part yenc decoding, I would run screaming to mopre fully
    functioned news client. I'm not.

    I suppose more then anything I wanted to soften the hammer a little bit
    on the OP. As far as self appointed, if you are refering to the Champs,
    simply not true, however.

    Have a great day!

    Leonidas Jones, Feb 29, 2004
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