Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#1724 closed enhancement (invalid)

HTML support in Beam

Reported by: tigerdog Owned by: axeld
Priority: low Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Mail Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc: zooey
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


More of a wishlist item than an enhancement request. Once the webkit port is ready, would it be possible to use webkit to display HTML-formatted email?

Change History (5)

comment:1 by axeld, 14 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Priority: normallow

But you know that Beam is a third party application? Unlike "Mail" for example? :-)

comment:2 by mmu_man, 14 years ago

Besides, mail is for mail (as in plain text), not browsing the web. As for me it's a won't fix :p It's other's MUA you must fix to not send html (and AOL users to learn what mail is).

comment:3 by tigerdog, 14 years ago

Beam... 3rd party... um, oops. Please close this stupid ticket before more people look at it. :o

As for mail formatting, I truly believe we'll accomplish mmu_man's goal of 100% text only email... on the same day Haiku replaces the last copy of Windows still running in the world. :p

comment:4 by bonefish, 14 years ago

Cc: zooey added

Anyway, let's at least CC this ticket to the Beam author. :-)

comment:5 by zooey, 14 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I have taken notice and will watch the progress of webkit ... BUT:

Regarding the use of HTML e-mail, I am with mmu_man 100%, it is no good, esp. with respect to ugly tricks like webbugs and other means to track if recipients have read a specific mail.

All I would ever accept is filtering out all external content and simply render the enclosed HTML page. Dunno if that is easily possible with webkit, though.

Well, I close this bug now. Please ping me again (via when webkit is available and you still want that HTML support ;-)

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