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Re: [PWP] HTML email

From: Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:07:46 +0100
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <87A7B8F6-560A-48C0-A29E-11492A301523@gmail.com>
To: Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>
Note also that there is a CG for HTML emails, although it doesn't seem to be very active:
  https://www.w3.org/community/htmail/ <https://www.w3.org/community/htmail/>

Romain.
PS: some people say developing ebooks is like doing web dev in the mid 2000s; well, doing HTML email is like web dev in mid 1990s... table-based layout anyone?

> On 15 Dec 2015, at 16:53, Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org> wrote:
> 
> Thanks for those comments. Apologies for mixing this topic up with PWP. 
> 
> Of course, Nick describes the state of things painfully accurately. Still, it seems to me that there might be low-hanging fruit that could be addressed in the long run (e.g., inline SVG comes to mind).
> 
> I'd be interested in hearing who else might be interested in this particular problem.
> 
> Best,
> Peter.
> 
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org>> wrote:
> I think that the first step for something like that, if this is what we want to support, ought to be a standard HTML in email. Some sort of an HTML 'profile' (or 'vernacular'?) for email format, email clients, etc. I know that this comes up, time to time, but I have never seen any systematic work towards this. PWP, after all, is 'just' collecting mutually interdependent resources and, in this case, pivot is the HTML content, PWP would just make sure that all necessary additions would be considered as one unit…
> 
> Ie, I am not sure PWP would be able to solve this particular problem per se…
> 
> Ivan
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>> On 14 Dec 2015, at 21:03, Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org <mailto:peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>> wrote:
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>> Dear DPUB IG,
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>> I was wondering in how far HTML email might be an interesting use case for PWP (or at least a worthwhile discussion).
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>> There seem to be still a lot of challenges surrounding publication by email (CSS, webfonts, SVG etc but also on the authoring / email client side). Perhaps PWP could help here or identify important pain points?
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>> I'm not an expert at all in this (although I've experimented with mathematics in email as you might suspect). So I'm hoping other people might share thoughts on the topic.
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>> Best,
>> Peter.
>> 
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