[kdepim-users] Kmail Paragraph Spacing

djmills at netspace.net.au djmills at netspace.net.au
Tue Nov 3 00:35:46 GMT 2009

Hi Ingo,

I tried what you said and the empty paragraphs now appear correctly.  So that is the issue.

I'll report a bug using the report wizard now.

Best regards,



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On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:46:39 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Monday 02 November 2009, djmills at netspace.net.au wrote:
> > Hi Jan,
> >
> > I did a little test.  I copied one of my emails to drafts, then used
> > emacs to edit and stripped out the format "-qt-paragraph-type:empty;
> > ".  Saved this and then went to the drafts folder with KMail.  The
> > email still looks the same.  I double checked that I had my edited
> > copy by pressing v to see the message source.  I had the right one. 
> > So that's not it.
> Try removing "margin-top:0px; margin-bottom:0px;".
> > Doesn't matter.  openSUSE 11.2 is coming out in 9 days.  I'll upgrade
> > to that and hopefully this bug will disappear.
> Since Jonathan is already using the latest version of KDE I wouldn't put 
> too much hope into this upgrade.
> > By the way.  I had always thought that when replying to an email the
> > reply should appear above the original quoted text.  I have started
> > to notice that other people such as yourself do the opposite - put
> > the reply text below the original message.
> This observation is not 100 % accurate. The reply text is not put simply 
> below the original message, but the original quoted text is 
> interspersed with the reply text. Additionally, parts of the original 
> text which are not relevant for the reply are removed. In my 
> experience, almost everybody in the OpenSource world uses this style.
> I think the main reason for the other style (full quote of the original 
> message below the reply) is that some email clients used in the 
> corporate world (e.g. Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes) make it 
> extremely hard or even impossible to use the interspersed style. This 
> is why, again in my experience, this style appears to be very common in 
> the corporate world. My assumption is that this style is preferred in 
> the corporate world because it matches very closely how replying works 
> with paper mail.
> On the KDE mailing lists we definitely prefer the interspersed style.
> Regards,
> Ingo
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