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Re: [PWP] HTML email

From: Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:09:07 +0100
Message-ID: <CABqxo83iK14qog_TjsZciLDciT0=0dPEo8xZUWT3eM-Hr3CB+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.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/

Ah! Thanks for that pointer, Romain!

Peter.

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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/
>
> 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> 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
>>
>>
>> On 14 Dec 2015, at 21:03, Peter Krautzberger <
>> peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org> wrote:
>>
>> Dear DPUB IG,
>>
>> I was wondering in how far HTML email might be an interesting use case
>> for PWP (or at least a worthwhile discussion).
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Best,
>> Peter.
>>
>>
>>
>> ----
>> Ivan Herman, W3C
>> Digital Publishing Lead
>> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
>> mobile: +31-641044153
>> ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2704
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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