Subject: Re: MIME (off-topic was Re: Review: Patterns of Software by Richard Gabriel) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/09/14 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Barry Margolin <email@example.com> | Is it really necessary to respond to canned text? in my view _nothing_ rates as "really necessary", but I guess it _is_ really necessary for _you_ to debate the bloody obvious. however, a little thinking about your own desire to comment on such things _might_ shed some light on the multitude of reasons that drive others to respond even if you don't enjoy the humorous relation between a canned apology in front of a message illegible in many _more_ ways than just MIME. please consider whether it is "really necessary" to respond. thank you. #:Erik -- http://www.naggum.no/spam.html is about my spam protection scheme and how to guarantee that you reach me. in brief: if you reply to a news article of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the message-ID of that message in it. otherwise, you need to read that page.