[development] HTML emails
sean at practicalweb.co.uk
Sun Jul 20 19:15:14 UTC 2008
Larry Garfield wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:12:33 +0100, Matt Connolly <matt at cabinetuk.com> wrote:
>> Besides, email clients have been HTML friendly for a *long* time, so I
>> don't see why Drupal shouldn't have an interface that understands rich
>> email messages.
> I am going to take the luddite position. Consider yourself warned. :-)
> HTML email is not, as far as I am aware, an actual standard.
Well there's this
and there's the fact that over half of emails sent are html formatted
> Why should we encourage that? As far as I'm concerned, we shouldn't.
> That said, there may well be advantages to switching to drupal_render() for email messages. I am in general a big fan of structured data remaining structured for as long as possible. The benefit, however, would not be for HTML mail but for, say, easier email attachments. That such a move would make it easier to send HTML email as well, well, that's a side effect I suppose we can live with.
I have just been working on an email that I need Drupal to send which
include both tabular data and a graph
In Drupal 5 the mimemail module worked a treat for this.
Yes I had to work at getting the formatting to work consistently - but
then what's new - it's just another dimension to cross browser support.
It would be really useful to have the ability to more easily send
formatted mail - the more ways too cleanly hook into Drupal's email
sending process the better.
I don't like HTML email - but I don't dictate my preferences to clients.
If they want formatted email with company logos and and 3 pages of legal
disclaimers - I may try to inform them of alternatives - but if its what
they want and they're paying - it's what I'll provide.
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