Re: HTML in e-mail

From: Bjarni R. Einarsson <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 00:44:34 +0100
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On 2036-03-04, 20:01:35 (-0800), Alistair Blachford wrote:
> I'm going nuts. I've used Hypermail for years, and like it. But
> I've just compiled v2b29 and it does not allow me to insert HTML in my e-mail
> inbound to the archive. I just see the HTML tags in the archived message.

This "feature" was removed recently (around 2b25-7), because it is "the wrong way to do it".

The correct way to insert HTML into email, is to use MIME and insert it as a text/html part, not by just embedding it in the text of your message.

If hypermail parses stuff embedded directly into the message, then archives won't properly display discussions of HTML syntax, for one thing. The following paragraph would break:

Not to mention that the

syntax broke archives for some browsers, which interpret </HTML> as an "end of page" marker.

So, there are good reasons not to do what the old version did...

But for backward compatibilities sake, it probably would have been nice if they had left a "hm_oldinlinehtml" flag in there, or something. Perhaps the relevant code can be added back in and disabled by default, before the 2.0 release?

Bjarni R. Einarsson                           PGP: 02764305, B7A3AB89               -><-  

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