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Christopher R. Maden crm at
Wed Feb 26 00:00:30 GMT 1997

> One technical point which I'd like advice on is "What shall we do
> about posting markup itself?"  There is no problem with mailers (?),
> but if hypermailers encounter <FOO> (that read &lt;Foo&gt;) it could
> be missed.  (I know when I browse a *.sgm file, Netscape tries to
> interpret the markup as HTML.)  Does markup enclosed in <PRE>
> ... </PRE> escape?

Hopefully, the Hypermailer will turn every < into &lt;.  I'd be
surprised if it didn't; it's a trivial substitution, and potentially
extremely damaging (even to non-SGML lists).

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