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CSS does not work on HTML email on Modzilla Mail

Hello All,
I am not sure why. It works on Outlook and other mail clients. I have put
it as an include file to the .css instead of putting it inline with the html
email.

Anyody has any ideas why?

Thanks,
Adlina
Jul 20 '05 #1
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In article <_U********************@magma.ca> in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, Ukiharappa
<sh****@solarsharky.net> wrote:
I am not sure why. It works on Outlook and other mail clients. I have put
it as an include file to the .css instead of putting it inline with the html
email.

Anyody has any ideas why?


Please, please rethink this. HTML e-mail is evil, and embedding CSS
in it just makes it worse.

7 Reasons Why HTML E-mail is Evil:
http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html..._is_evil.shtml

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #2
Client's requirement. There is nothing I can do about it.

"Stan Brown" <th************@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
news:MP************************@news.odyssey.net.. .
In article <_U********************@magma.ca> in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, Ukiharappa
<sh****@solarsharky.net> wrote:
I am not sure why. It works on Outlook and other mail clients. I have putit as an include file to the .css instead of putting it inline with the htmlemail.

Anyody has any ideas why?


Please, please rethink this. HTML e-mail is evil, and embedding CSS
in it just makes it worse.

7 Reasons Why HTML E-mail is Evil:
http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html..._is_evil.shtml

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Jul 20 '05 #3
In article <bm********************@magma.ca> in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, Ukiharappa
<sh****@solarsharky.net> wrote:
[HTML e-mail isn't obnoxious enough, wants to add CSS to it]
Client's requirement. There is nothing I can do about it.


Ah -- upside-down posting. Always a sign of careful thought.

There _is_ something you can do about it, and in fact something you
should do about it: you can educate your client. Find out the real
requirement. "HTML e-mail" is not the requirement, it's how the
client hopes to accomplish the real requirement. Find out what
they're trying to accomplish and unless it's "pissing people off"
there is certain to be a better way.

If the client wanted a slave, it would have an employee do this.
Your job as an independent is to _be_ independent, and sometimes
that means showing clients things they didn't think of.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #4
Ukiharappa wrote:
I am not sure why. It works on Outlook and other mail clients. I have put
it as an include file to the .css instead of putting it inline with the html
email.

Anyody has any ideas why?


HTML and CSS mail messages work fine with Mozilla Mail but I think
this is way off-topic here. Any way, be sure to check View ->
Message Body As -> Original HTML.

--
Stanimir

Jul 20 '05 #5
Stan Brown wrote:
7 Reasons Why HTML E-mail is Evil:
http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html..._is_evil.shtml


They seem much more like a list of bad uses of HTML e-mail, not reasons why
HTML in e-mail is evil.

*If* both clients are known to support HTML, *and* the use of HTML will add
to the purpose of the mail, then I can see no reason why it is
fundamentally flawed. There are some things that can be better
communicated in rich text than in plain text, yet is not appropriate to be
placed on a one-to-many medium such as the web. The suggestion of using
..rtf or .pdf is flawed as an attached file is no better than embedded HTML.

Many uses of HTML may be evil, but as a "technology" in itself it does have
uses.
--
Chris Lambert (http://web.trout-fish.org.uk/)
The most common mistake people make when designing something completely
foolproof, is underestimating the ingenuity of complete fools.
(Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless)
Jul 20 '05 #6
Chris Lambert wrote:

There are some things that can be better
communicated in rich text than in plain text, yet is not appropriate to be
placed on a one-to-many medium such as the web.


name one

--
eric
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
Jul 20 '05 #7
Eric Jarvis wrote:
Chris Lambert wrote:

There are some things that can be better
communicated in rich text than in plain text, yet is not appropriate to
be placed on a one-to-many medium such as the web.


name one


Tabulated data. Yes, you could use spaces/tabs to line things up, but a
simple HTML table makes it much easier to write, read and use.

--
Chris Lambert (http://web.trout-fish.org.uk/)
Beer - So much more than just a breakfast drink.
Jul 20 '05 #8
Chris Lambert wrote:
Eric Jarvis wrote:
Chris Lambert wrote:

There are some things that can be better
communicated in rich text than in plain text, yet is not appropriate to
be placed on a one-to-many medium such as the web.


name one


Tabulated data. Yes, you could use spaces/tabs to line things up, but a
simple HTML table makes it much easier to write, read and use.

is your e-mail installed in your modzilla-browser?
look at your adrssbook/preferences.
Jul 20 '05 #9

"endlesscam" <en******@endlesscam.nl> wrote in message
news:M0**********************@amsnews02.chello.com ...
Chris Lambert wrote:
Eric Jarvis wrote:
Chris Lambert wrote:

There are some things that can be better
communicated in rich text than in plain text, yet is not appropriate to be placed on a one-to-many medium such as the web.
name one


Tabulated data. Yes, you could use spaces/tabs to line things up, but a
simple HTML table makes it much easier to write, read and use.

is your e-mail installed in your modzilla-browser?
look at your adrssbook/preferences.


http://tinyurl.com/qush
--
Karl Core

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid.
Friedrich Nietzsche

eightninethree AT eightninethree.com
Jul 20 '05 #10
In article <bm**********@ngspool-d02.news.aol.com> in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, EightNineThree <uc*@ftc.gov>
wrote:
"endlesscam" <en******@endlesscam.nl> wrote in message
news:M0**********************@amsnews02.chello.co m...

is your e-mail installed in your modzilla-browser?
look at your adrssbook/preferences.


http://tinyurl.com/qush


Well, aren't _you_ a helpful little thing!

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #11

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