On 2/16/2020 16:35, Laurence Marks
Glenn Glazer wrote:
2) While it is true that
HTML encoding makes the size of the message larger than
plain text, the difference is vanishingly small compared
to a single image or attachment, which is orders of
magnitude larger than the difference. When all is said
and done, HTML is still text, still ASCII characters.
<bold>foo</bold> adds the cost of exactly
13 characters over just typing the word 'foo'. And, as
Chris points out, overquoting is also a huge consumer of
bandwidth, much greater (especially for long threads)
than the number of characters used for HTML tags.
Glenn, the tag was <b>,
not <bold>. That adds 7 characters, not 13.
Underline and Italic are
<i> and <u> still but <b> was deprecated and
replaced by <strong> because the purists decided that it
should denote intent, not appearance. That gets it up to 15
characters. However, the browser creators don't want to break
on old web pages so both are still supported.
I still use <b> for
convenience but the nanny-state editor in Drupal changes it to
<strong> when I save.
I agree, but I am not sure that the difference between 7 and 13
changes the point.
PG&E Delenda Est