docs/56883: Inadequately-documented charter for freebsd-jobs@
Gary W. Swearingen
underway at comcast.net
Mon Sep 15 16:27:12 UTC 2003
Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> writes:
> (Is PostScript really something that should be mentioned here? It has
> more interchange issues than either of the others.
It's a format that jobs@ readers should be able to handle, so it's OK,
but it's probably better left unmentioned, if PDF is the recommended
format for M$WORD users to send if they won't send plain text.
> I'm also unsure
> whether "open source" is a good description of these formats, but can't
> think of anything better at the moment.)
How about "open format". And the opposite is "closed format". PDF is
both open and proprietary, IMO. I suspect that Adobe would agree.
> And maybe a change of tense?
> > + Proprietary formats such as MicroSoft Word (.doc) will
> > + not accepted.</para>
+ <para>E-mail should use open formats only --
+ preferably plain text, but basic Portable Document Format,
+ HTML, and a few others are acceptable to many readers.
+ (MIME types text/plain, application/pdf, and text/html.)
+ Closed formats such as MicroSoft Word (.doc) will
+ be rejected by the list server.</para>
Unless the later is not true, in which case:
+ Closed formats such as MicroSoft Word (.doc) cannot
+ be read by many readers' software.</para>
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