[Sidefx-houdini-list] chops and docs

David Johnson daveinengland at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 21:35:58 EST 2010


Yeah, sometimes it's just nice to know there's someone there.

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM, <Sean.Lewkiw at cis-vancouver.com> wrote:

> Actually, I didn't have anything to say.  I just like mailing the list.
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> Sean
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> From:
> James Rutherford <JRutherford at stclaircollege.ca>
> To:
> "sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com" <sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com>,
> "floyd at afcg.com" <floyd at afcg.com>
> Date:
> 02/25/2010 04:19 PM
> Subject:
> Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] chops and docs
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> sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
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> (quoted from Georgedillon.com)
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> The 7 sins
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> 1. HTML e-mail is dangerous
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> Nearly all viruses are transmitted by email. Both plain text and HTML mail
> may carry malware attachments but with HTML there is a significantly
> greater risk since some malware can exploit vulnerabilities in the HTML
> parser to automatically execute code as soon as the message is viewed in
> the preview pane (i.e. without the attachment having to be 'opened'.)
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> 2. HTML e-mail wastes bandwidth
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> Look at the source code of any HTML message and after the headers you'll
> see the message body is duplicated, once in plain text and once in HTML.
> So most HTML messages are at least twice as big as plain text only, and
> they can be many time larger.
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> 3. HTML e-mail doesn't always work
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> Some popular e-mail readers (e.g. Pegasus) simply don't read HTML mail,
> others (Pocomail and even AOL) have difficulties displaying it properly.
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> 4. HTML e-mail can connect to the internet by itself
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> If you're off-line, opening an HTML email cantaining images may (by
> default) open a connection to the internet.
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> 5. HTML e-mail renders slowly
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> Some mail apps (e.g. Outlook) can slow down considerably when rendering
> HTML. The need for an HTML parser has also led to code-bloat in email apps
> generally.
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> 6. HTML e-mail is not always reader-friendly
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> HTML allows the sender to use unreadably small or non-standard fonts,
> clashing colours, badly formatted images and sometimes there is no quick
> or easy way for the reader to adjust the appearance to THEIR choice.
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> 7. Digested lists hate HTML mail
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> Subscriber lists, particularly those with a digest, discourage and
> sometimes block HTML (since it appears in the digest as a mess of code).
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> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
> [sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Floyd Gillis
> [floyd at afcg.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:06 PM
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] chops and docs
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> I've been wondering about this for years.
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> Don't know how I missed this simple fact.
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> Thanks Georg
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> Georg Duemlein wrote:
> > List doesnt like html mails.
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> > Quoting Sean.Lewkiw at cis-vancouver.com:
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