ASCII armor plus?
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Dec 26 19:58:43 CET 2012
On 12/26/2012 1:23 PM, Werner Koch wrote:
> It is a sad time for standards, I know. Let's get rid of them all and
> use FB or GM and we don't need to care about that all anymore.
In my defense, I never said I thought PGP/MIME had no place in the
OpenPGP ecosystem. I just said I was reluctant to recommend it as a
general-purpose solution, given how dodgy the support for it is in a
great number of different venues.
I readily concur that we have a pretty sorry state of "standards"
nowadays. A standard that's not widely conformed to is not much of a
> BTW, we have patches for Mailman to fix the problem in most cases but
> they never made it to upstream. The funny thing is that Outlook has
> become better in this regard over time. But Mailman: no useful archive,
> no proper MIME support, arghh. I am not sure whether this reflects
> badly on standard Python modules or at the diminishing use of mailing
The alternative would be to roll our own, and maybe the time has come
for a Mailman replacement. I've long wanted some piece of software that
allows for threads to be handled either via email or via web forums:
after all, viewing is orthogonal to the content itself. Content can be
stored in a back-end, and the front-end can/should be a replaceable
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