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None of the HTML features the author uses lack a plaintext equivalent.



I disagree. We've been doing this for decades on mailinglists

# example heading

You can add emphasis with asterisk or _underscores_. Links can be done with [1] tags

And as an alternative, nothing stops you from using Markdown syntax in plaintext emails for adding structure like (nested) bullet lists.

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com


I think you misread the comment you're responding to, and are therefore agreeing.




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