On 9/26/01 6:49 AM, "John R Levine" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Then he has a problem, since there are still plenty of mail programs that
> don't display images at all.
But in general, their usage is teeny. It's not the number of programs out
there that do this, but how many are using them.
But for a list of any size, it wouldn't be unusual to have to test against
ten or 11 combinations to catch 95% of the subscriber base. You won't get
100% (period), s it then comes down to how much work to get how close.
If layout integrity is a key, I still think PDF is the best way to go, but
it's large and requires users view it after downloading. No Panacea, that's
for sure. Non-inline HTML is next, but there will be the typical browser
variations, and you have to be careful about setting it up, since some
clients are better than others, and some servers aren't good at not munging
The worst thing you can do, IMHO, is send it as a single embedded graphic
(like we do with Apple iCards -- but iCards are one-off customs, not
bulk-mailed, and I've been talking to people that when the occasional bulk
iCard goes out, it uses a server-based graphic...)
It's a swamp. Wear waders... (grin)