[development] HTML emails

Omar Abdel-Wahab owahab at owahab.com
Thu Jul 17 02:49:16 UTC 2008

I'd go for allowing users to choose the e-mail format they prefer to 
receive in their account screen.


Larry Garfield wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 July 2008 4:26:38 pm Benjamin Lewis wrote:
>> Eric-Alexander Schaefer wrote:
>>> Larry Garfield schrieb:
>>>> I am going to take the luddite position.  Consider yourself warned. :-)
>>> Thanks (for your position, not the warning).
>>> Plaintext should be the default and HTML _could_ be an option. If HTML
>>> is used, it should contain a plaintext version.
>> It MUST contain a plaintext version (per RFC 2119 [1])
>> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119
> You're making the naive assumption that people actually follow that 
> requirement. :-)  LOTS of email floating about the Net, both legit and 
> spam/trojans, contains HTML and no body.  And sending the message twice 
> (plain and HTML) is a slap in the face to anyone on low bandwidth.  

> drupal_render() for mail does have potential advantages.  That it may make it 
> easier for *contribs* to send HTML email is a downside I am willing to 
> accept.

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