On 4/19/05, Alphax <alphasigmax(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Chad Perrin wrote:
If you really want the thing to look nice and be inaccessible to many,
perhaps you should distribute it as a PDF attachment instead of an HTML
email. The preferred reaction to finding out that some people don't
like HTML cluttering up their inboxes, though, might simply be to
provide an option for either text or HTML at subscription time. That
way, people get what they want, rather than getting the entire HTML
layout when all they want is information.
Agreed. PDF is universal, pretty, and can have links in it - which is
why someone wanted it in HTML in the first place.
First of all, there seems to be misunderstanding about the content of
this html email. It is not meant to be a full replica of the quarto,
ie every page designed etc, but simply a pleasant layout of
multilingual links to those already designed pages on the foundation
wiki or meta. It would direct the person to the release message in
their language (in the mail) and from here to the actual web version.
There are also links at the side panel to these pages.
Secondly, if there is a way of multiparting this message with text and
html - great! Let's do it. (How?)
Thirdly, that one pixel image used by spammers is surely inserted into
the email by the spammers, no? I mean, we're not going to be doing
Finally, the PDF solution would be elegant, and could be used for the
print version. One problem is that apparently we can't host that
version on meta (as it's a proprietary format) and also, we would have
to wait until the various versions are fully translated before we did
this. But more fundamentally, we'd need someone to do it.
So, any volunteers to a) help me design this html email with
multiparted text version or b) do some PDF versioning? I'm looking for
solutions - not trying to ram a html email down anyone's throat.