Re: faces in news articles

Marc VanHeyningen (
Fri, 16 Oct 92 12:05:53 -0500

(By the way, that was an incredibly annoying X-Face...)

>So . . . anybody written an interface to a newsreader?

I haven't seen one. I frequently see people clamoring for this or that
article-level modification to, say, an rn-based newsreader (the most
common other request is that MIME support be added.)

The way to get this change actually implemented is to generalize it.
There needs to be some kind of command file, like a kill file, but which
is executed upon article-level presentation instead of newsgropu-level
entry. It should be powerful enough to do things like detect a
Mime-Version: header and shuffle the article through a reader, or notice
an X-Face: header (or maybe a From: header) and send its contents to
another program, which could do a face for it or whatever.

(It would also be much easier to convince a significant number of people
that such a change is worthwhile than to sell them on faces, which still
isn't that widely used even here.)

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