[JDEV] My evil plans for a client.

Scott Robinson scott at tranzoa.com
Fri Aug 6 22:09:32 CDT 1999

Interleaved response.


* Vivre Draco translated into ASCII [Fri, Aug 06, 1999 at 04:00:32PM -0500][<VPOP31.3.0b.19990806160032.660.33.1.130a3d50 at oakwind>]
> On 6 Aug 99,, Scott Robinson sounded off on [JDEV] My evil plans for a client.:
> > But back into reality, I'd love to make another suggestion for
> > client fun. MIME support! Messages encoded in MIME (and the clients
> > have a rudimentery (sp?) mailcap) could allow for a whole new world
> > of kick-ass messenging. Why send text when I can send an encoded
> > mp3? (ed. Let's hope we're all on cable modems or better.) I want
> > to send my breakup message with a little "I will survive" MIDI
> > attached. You can see where I'm going with this... 
>    Oh... Gods... No.

Why ever not?

>    If you do this, their damned better be an option so not only do I 
> not have to listen to all the shit ppl attach, I don't even have to 
> waste time downloading it.

Of course there will. One could use basic mailcap's that had no support for
beyond basic text. My plans for my client is to actually have a simple
interface that modifies the mailcap. "Disable Active Content" anyone?

>    Ugh... If Jabber messages get turned into webpages, with all the 
> crap lamers put on their pages -- useless midis, animated gifs, etc --
> I'll stick with ICQ.

No worries.

> --
> "I am not an idealist, nor a cynic, 
>  but merely unafraid of contradictions." 
> --Donald Hogan 
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