invisible strands (off topic)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Apr 3 00:11:37 UTC 2000

At 4:45 PM -0500 4/2/00, Tom Kysilko wrote (message appended below).


This is very helpful, or at least encouraging.  Can you, or someone (else?)
who uses some approximant of Macintosh/Eudora, tell me where the "show all
headers" command would be, if indeed it's available to me as a selection
option?  Or should I assume from the last part of what follows that it's
not something I can fix on my end?  Thanx.


>When I select "Show all headers" (or "blah, blah, blah"), here's what it
>looks like.
><x.-.h.t.m.l><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
><META content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" http-equiv=Content-Type>
><META content="MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=GENERATOR>
><BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
><DIV>Hi All,</DIV>
><DIV> </DIV>
><DIV>A friend of mine from the Chicago area says that it's common in her
>to hear "fiancé" pronounced as if it rhymed with nuance. I'm from California,
>part of my family is southern and part midwestern, and I have heard that
>pronunciation in my life. How common is it? How correct is it?</DIV>
><DIV>Guy Williams</DIV></BODY></.H.T.M.L>
>The dots in the "H.T.M.L" are added to prevent HTML-aware e-mail clients
>from treating this as HTML content, which is what it is.  So why does this
>look like blank space to some?  I'm not sure.  One possibility, this
>message is X-HTML encoded.  I don't know what that is, but perhaps George's
>and Larry's clients don't either.  Another possibility, what we have here
>is in Microsoft's implementation of HTML, which is enough different from
>everyone else's (especially Netscape's) to cause trouble.
>There may be a tweak to their client settings that would cause this content
>to appear, but if George hasn't found it, that is pretty unlikely.  In my
>experience, the only solution is to complain to users of Outlook Express to
>  Tom Kysilko        Practical Data Services
>  pds at       Saint Paul MN USA

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