Re: [hypermail] 3rd change for support of proper html

From: Ashley M. Kirchner <>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 17:37:49 -0700
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William King wrote:

> This will have a small effect on people who don't use style sheets,
> since they default colors will no longer be specified. To get the previous
> behaviour they will have to add style sheets to their config file. I plan on
> updating test.rc to illustrate this. Comments?

    The only suggestion I would make is to create a default style sheet and make hypermail use it. This will help those that don't understand style sheets at all, yet would like to change their look and feel. Having a base for them to start on is better than nothing.

    Also, I would like to have a standard default for style sheets as well. W3C tends to do tags in the following manner:

    .tag {

        attribute: option;
        attribute: option;


    However, I have seen cases where the tag gets squished into one, specially font tags:

    font : normal normal normal 14px Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

    ...and while this second form is perfectly valid, it's not what most everyone is used to using. I'm voting for W3C once again.

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