Re: [MlMt] supercite-like behavior

2014-04-17 Thread Benny Kjær Nielsen

On 16 Apr 2014, at 20:53, mailm...@cdl.asgaard.org wrote:

I may be dating myself here, but many moons ago, I used mh-e as my 
mail platform, and with it a package called supercite.  One thing that 
I have missed with all other mail tools is the sc ability to prefix 
each line in a reply with some tag.  For example, if I am replying to 
a text, my reply lines are prefixed with cdl - to identify which 
text is mine, and which is not.


How hard would that be to do?


It would not be hard to implement, but it would be wrong to do so. Many 
features of many email clients rely on being able to identify quoted 
segments of text and it doesn't work well with a quoting style like the 
one you suggest. Quoting is not really standardized, but I consider the 
quoting style described in [this 
RFC](https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3676) to be the correct way.


How to display quoted segments of text is a different issue and an email 
client could offer to analyze the quote levels of a message and then add 
quotes like you suggest before displaying the message. (This would be 
non-trivial to do for some types of email correspondence.)


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[MlMt] supercite-like behavior

2014-04-16 Thread mailmate

Greetings,

	I may be dating myself here, but many moons ago, I used mh-e as my mail 
platform, and with it a package called supercite.  One thing that I have 
missed with all other mail tools is the sc ability to prefix each line 
in a reply with some tag.  For example, if I am replying to a text, my 
reply lines are prefixed with cdl - to identify which text is mine, 
and which is not.


How hard would that be to do?

Christopher


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