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Authored by: ghay on Apr 25, '09 03:15:31AM

er my point was, design a new protocol, your response was 'the existing one is already extended'

But thanks for playing.
If you have ever read a multipart mime message in elm or pine then you'd know why this extension doesn't work for all users.

Perhaps you think users with screen readers should also not have access to emails?

The only reasonable solution is a new email protocol.

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Authored by: palahala on Apr 25, '09 04:23:39AM

I would not fancy a new protocol that is only to be supported by specific mail clients (I don't like multiple email adresses for different protocols). And I wonder if a new protocol that is to be supported by all major clients, would not yield the same problems. For example: I assume that screen readers are smart enough to handle MIME's multipart/alternative messages. However, currently some (or many) email clients (and notably many website newsletters as well) do not correctly include a text-only version of the message as well. I'm afraid the same would happen with a new protocol.

So, I'm afraid that a new protocol would have the same bad implementations. :-(

Or are there actually still email clients out there that do not, officially, support MIME?

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