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I’ve heard of huge welcomes, but…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 1:05 am

Reason #142857 to avoid HTML mail: browser incompatibilities. Yes, for the curious, that is an unaltered screenshot (besides the necessary blurring of addresses, of course) of how one particular HTML-formatted message from the campus listserv displayed in Mozilla/Netscape 7’s rendering engine at the default font size, thanks to some bizarre nesting of <BIG> tags. Naturally, it was rendered at a reasonable size in Outlook Express; go figure…

EDIT: Oh, man. That’s not the worst part. Looking at the headers, I discovered that the message was composed in Netscape 7 (albeit an earlier version, based on Moz 1.0)…


  1. That’s… weird. Really weird. How did you end up reading it?

    On a side note, you didn’t put that number in randomly, did you? Because that number, plus the repetend bar, is the decimal value of 1/7. Plus a host of other cool stuff, like the multiples of it are all numerical anagrams of it.

    Comment by Silon — 25-Aug-2003 @ 2:53 pm

  2. Nope, it wasn’t random; I picked it because it has all the neat properties you mentioned. I’m such a geek. ::grin::

    Comment by codeman38 — 25-Aug-2003 @ 10:58 pm

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