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I have to use mailto so the pages opens up the users default client. I need
to format the body of the email in HTML format so I can show some the text
in bold, italics and underlined? Is this possible to do? if so how?
Dec 28 '07 #1
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Mike wrote on 28 dec 2007 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
I have to use mailto so the pages opens up the users default client. I
need to format the body of the email in HTML format so I can show some
the text in bold, italics and underlined? Is this possible to do? if
so how?
Wrong NG.

Classic ASP is totally serverside
and has nothing to do with browser issues.

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Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Dec 28 '07 #2

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its a generic question and not a browser issue, so I take it you have no
clue on how to do this.
"Evertjan." <ex**************@interxnl.netwrote in message
news:Xn********************@194.109.133.242...
Mike wrote on 28 dec 2007 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
>I have to use mailto so the pages opens up the users default client. I
need to format the body of the email in HTML format so I can show some
the text in bold, italics and underlined? Is this possible to do? if
so how?

Wrong NG.

Classic ASP is totally serverside
and has nothing to do with browser issues.

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

Dec 28 '07 #3

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Mike wrote on 28 dec 2007 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
"Evertjan." <ex**************@interxnl.netwrote in message
>Mike wrote on 28 dec 2007 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
>>I have to use mailto so the pages opens up the users default client.
I need to format the body of the email in HTML format so I can show
some the text in bold, italics and underlined? Is this possible to
do? if so how?

Wrong NG.

Classic ASP is totally serverside
and has nothing to do with browser issues.
[Please do not toppost on usenet]
its a generic question and not a browser issue,
You are wrong, it is a browser issue,
As the implementation of "mailto" is browser specific,
but, even if it was not,
this NG is a generic question NG.

"How do I wash my car?" would be as generic.
so I take it you have no clue on how to do this.
So?

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Dec 28 '07 #4

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1. Your logic skills need some work: advising you that you have posted
in the wrong group does not equate to "not having a clue". I'm sure with
a little thought, you can come up with an alternative reason for his
failure to answer an offtopic question.

2. What is the relevance of its being a "generic" question? Is the name
of this group "ask.your.generic.questions.here"?

3. No, it is not a generic question: it is specifically a browser/html
issue which has nothing to do with server-side ASP (hint - you would
have the same question if you were creating a .htm page as opposed to a
..asp page). HTML issues are handled in these groups:
http://groups.google.com/groups/dir?sel=33584039
(Hint 2: a better response would have been "Oh, sorry, I didn't realize.
Could you tell me a better place to ask this question?" )

Having said all that (some of us do choose to deal with offtopic
questions), it's been years since I used mailto so my short answer is
(someone correct me if my memory is faulty about this): the only thing
you can put in the mailto url is text that will be accepted as a valid
url. To embed some html in your mailto string, you will have to
urlencode the string. Google should get you some info on using
urlencode. Of course, that increases the length of your string and,
depending on what browser you are using (see?) limits what you can put
in the url. If that is too limiting, you will need to use an alternative
to mailto (e.g., server-side CDO, which is on-topic in this group).
Mike wrote:
its a generic question and not a browser issue, so I take it you have
no clue on how to do this.
"Evertjan." <ex**************@interxnl.netwrote in message
news:Xn********************@194.109.133.242...
>Mike wrote on 28 dec 2007 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
>>I have to use mailto so the pages opens up the users default
client. I need to format the body of the email in HTML format so I
can show some the text in bold, italics and underlined? Is this
possible to do? if so how?

Wrong NG.

Classic ASP is totally serverside
and has nothing to do with browser issues.

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
--
Microsoft MVP -- ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. The email account listed in my From
header is my spam trap, so I don't check it very often. You will get a
quicker response by posting to the newsgroup.
Dec 28 '07 #5

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Please do not bottom post on usenet. I hate scrolling to see the answer. I
already read the thread.

If you do some research, you will see that people use both techniques on
usenet. there is no PREFERRED approach.

Sure, send the link that shows I'm wrong. I'm sure you will. And I suspect
you'll bottom post the link, so I'll have to scroll all the way down to see
it!

"Evertjan." <ex**************@interxnl.netwrote in message
news:Xn********************@194.109.133.242...
Mike wrote on 28 dec 2007 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
>"Evertjan." <ex**************@interxnl.netwrote in message
>>Mike wrote on 28 dec 2007 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:

I have to use mailto so the pages opens up the users default client.
I need to format the body of the email in HTML format so I can show
some the text in bold, italics and underlined? Is this possible to
do? if so how?

Wrong NG.

Classic ASP is totally serverside
and has nothing to do with browser issues.

[Please do not toppost on usenet]
>its a generic question and not a browser issue,

You are wrong, it is a browser issue,
As the implementation of "mailto" is browser specific,
but, even if it was not,
this NG is a generic question NG.

"How do I wash my car?" would be as generic.
>so I take it you have no clue on how to do this.

So?

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

Dec 28 '07 #6

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Jeff Dillon wrote on 06 jan 2008 in
microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
I laugh at you..ha ha
I am always in for a laugh.

Do you know the story of the Rabbi and the asped General, Jeff?

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Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Jan 6 '08 #7

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