Saturday, April 09, 2005

job postings should be in html

I don't understand why people feel the need to pass around job postings as MS Word files.

Issue 1) The problem of viruses in Word documents.

Issue 2) They're big files

Why not use HTML? Sure, nothing is completely safe, but it's safer.

They can be easily converted to text too.


Matt the Hat said...

That would require that lazy middle managment learn what a HTML file is and how to make one.

"Why not use frontpage to send these memo's - the files are smaller."

"don't be silly that's for web pages, anyway many people woould be unable to read them without frontpage..." is a common reply to such ideas ideas "...why are you banging you head on the wall young man?"

kuri said...

wow. Needing frontpage to read files? laf. fear!