Summaries please! (RE: We gotta break up these digests)

Steven Livingstone, ITS, SENM steven.livingstone at
Wed Sep 22 12:32:05 BST 1999

Well, maybe it would be a bit of work.
XML would just be ideal for doing what we have been talking about though.

Is anyone working on XML-based email clients? ie. a client which could use a
DTD/Schema to allow you to send "intelligent" emails? I know a server would
be the next step, but a client version would be so useful.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Leigh Dodds [SMTP:ldodds at]
> Sent:	22 September 1999 11:23
> To:	Steven Livingstone, ITS, SENM
> Subject:	RE: Summaries please! (RE: We gotta break up these digests)
> > Wouldn't it be cool if there was some way of intelligently definining
> what
> > people write so it would be very simple to get information you were
> after
> > ;-)
> Heh, good point.
> > ... seriously, has anyone done any kind of work on DTD's or Schema's for
> > mailing disussions? People would post using these schema's and that way
> we
> > could have a simple XML parser which could get the information we wanted
> > rather than walking through logs etc..
> Problem is the convenience of using a mail based group is removed (tap
> your comments into a mail app, use your mail app to read the posts),
> unless
> can add support at the back-end to turn a xml post into a standard
> plain-text
> email.
> Problem then is how do you author this correctly? A mail template?
> Not all mailers allow you to use templates - Outlook 98 is frustratingly
> difficult to automate in that regard, although *nix based packages might
> be easier to use.
> L.

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