On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 14:47:00 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 13:55:44 UTC, Jonathan M Davis
And none of the features that you're talking about really make
sense when you're dealing with NNTP or a mailing list. It's
all just plain text.
Well, nntp actually supports basically all that stuff: you can
do multipart/alternative for rich text and mime attachments for
inline images, all kinds of stuff. I think it might even allow
editing in the protocol, though propagating that to email users
might be bizarre (still doable though).
So it isn't *actually* a technical limitation... though a lot
of us might never use those features because we do interface
with it as a plain text thing.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure editing is in there because Pan provided
the option when I used it.
Actually Pan is a really great way to read the D news groups, but
as I started to access the forums from many different places it
was just easier to let the web track messages I'd read. (Pan even
supports some markdown (bold and such)).