[Mailman-Users] Footer message in html email
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Wed Jul 16 13:35:09 CEST 2003
At 10:11 PM -0400 2003/07/15, Jon Carnes wrote:
> Just curious, but what would be the problem in looking for an html
> message and if the message is html, placing the footer directly in front
> of the </body> tag - or if that is missing, in front of the </html> tag
> - or if that is missing, simply putting it at the end of the message.
> That seems like it would accommodate 99% of the situations discussed
> here. The coding for that would also be fairly straightforward.
You would think. But many HTML authoring tools (including
browsers and MUAs that create HTML-formatted e-mail messages) make it
more complex than that. The stuff right above the </body> tag may
not be anywhere close to the bottom of the page as it is viewed by
the recipient. Or, it may be hidden by a change in font or font
color, or who knows what else.
You really do have to be able to parse all the HTML pretty much perfectly.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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