LISTRIVIA (was Re: Any XSL tool!)

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Wed Dec 17 07:29:18 GMT 1997

The following (private) e-mail has just arrives and confirms exactly what I
have just posted about attachments. The quoted mail comes from someone in a
country *much* poorer than the one I live in.

>Somebody mailed me a attachment with extension :-vcf.
>How do i open it?

Dear [name omitted for privacy]
	A VCF is a "vcard" usually with personal details of the sender (such as
address, e-mail, title, etc.) I think it's in ASCII.

	I can't help you on how to read it, since it depends on the mailer that
you have. If this is not a recent mailer, you may not be able to access it
at all. You will probably be able to save it to disk. My Eudora mailer (on
Windows 3.1) automatically saves these to a directory C:\eudora\attach. It
then gives them memorable names like vcard39.vcf. They can be opened as an
ASCII file.
I have about 100K of accumulated attachments, many from XML-DEV.

	In my opinion it is unnecessary to attach any files, including *.vcf, to
postings to XML-DEV and I have asked the posters if they would take the
trouble not to. I'm sure they will take note of this.

	Best wishes with XML :-)


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
net connection
VSMS, Virtual Hyperglossary

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