Re: [Evolution] attachment.dat

As I say, other email apps I've used (notably Thunderbird) strip the
markup in the reading pane for messages of content-type text/html . Yes
the output may not be pretty, but it's there and readable, not wrapped
up in an attachment. In the case of Outlook there is an information bar
in the message header area/bar that gives the user the option to view
the rendered HTML That might be a more friendly way of handling the
message than wrapping it up as an attachment. I think Milan alluded to
being able to view the message in-line, but I don't see that. Did he
mean viewing the list of attachments?
It's not an issue of offence as much as it is policy.

Sorry if this is a repost, but it didn't seem to make the list first go

-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Biggs <pete biggs org uk>
To: evolution-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Evolution] attachment.dat
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 13:03:36 +0000
Mailer: Evolution 2.26.3 (2.26.3-1.fc11) 

I'd still like to know what the mechanism is whereby the reply window
can display the text from the HTML when sending as plain text.

Because the editor widget used is actually an HTML editor and knows how
to interpret HTML into plain text (and sometimes not very well and most
often with some formatting and editing oddities).

 Should I
submit this as a bug or feature request? 

That you would like the display widget to be able to display HTML
formatted emails as plain text?  But you told it not to!  You are
telling the display widget to only display the plain text part, which is
what it's doing. I suppose it would be a feature request though, because
it certainly isn't a bug.

Besides, I don't see much point in it.  If someone has sent an HTML only
email, then you may as well see it in it's full horrible HTML glory if
the display is capable of rendering it.  It may offend you, but at least
you can see it as it's meant to be.  Sending though is a different
matter - only ever send plain text emails, ever.


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