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I have to agree with brian here.
Quoting the message that you're responding to above your response
is a fairly common practice, especially in developer groups. I
used to be on a list for drbd, which is a data syncronization
program and well over 80 percent of the messages on that list were
written in such a manner.
Personally i've not started doing that as a general practice, but
the wining on this subject has made me think about starting to do
On 8/26/2020 11:18 PM, Brian Vogel
On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 10:06 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
In a normal email, if the person answers the person’s
questions, you can see what they are responding to under the
No. In a typical "blind-style" email, perhaps, but I can assure
you that most of the world does "quote, response, quote, response,
quote, response" not "response, quote, response, quote, response,
quote," when complex exchanges are involved.
Even I don't quote at the top when it would be immediately obvious
to most readers in a topic what I was responding to. This message
is another case where there have been multiple responses, by
multiple members, prior to this offering by me.
This entire message would be far harder to decipher were the
assertion I'm saying is incorrect were to be at the bottom. I
would, in fact, for most readers, be entirely backward.
I also found out that NVDA (and, by extension, I'd be willing to
presume most screen readers) can handle block quotes in e-mail
messages with a built-in single letter navigation command, and a
complementary single character (but not letter) built-in command
to jump out of a block quote to the next/previous batch of
unquoted material. Anyone who wants to read about that can see
the topic on the NVDA Group:
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs -
they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when
turned off and on.
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