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    CSS Tableless layout

    I, too, find myself with a problem trying to convert my tables based page into a css page. However, my problem differs in the following way:

    I am actually trying to figure out how I can create HTML email messages using CSS instead of tables.

    I have had no problem with most email clients; however, I did find a problem with the way Web-based email clients such as Hotmail view the layout. Basically, they just ignore the stylesheet and present the content without any formatting.

    Any ideas as to how this might be accomplished? Or is it even possible?
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    Mbmoran

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    I split this thread to another topic because it is a different issue. Another Baltimoron, I see. Where from?
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    Did you try inline css ?

    Specially hotmail ignores external css for security issues.

    Code:
    <span style="font-size:10px">inlline</span>

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmavituna
    Did you try inline css ?

    Specially hotmail ignores external css for security issues.
    Code:
    <span style="font-size:10px">inlline</span>
    The Beta of Outlook 2003 also blocks external content in HTML e-mails (scripting, images, CSS, etc. you need to go into your preferences and enable external content by lowering your "Security" settings).
    Last edited by vgarcia; May 5, 2003 at 11:57.

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    I spliut this thread already for going offtopic and here I go... :\

    <offtopic>
    Vinnie, your Outlook 2003 comment made me curious about new so-called improvements. I found this funny regarding the new Word...,
    Word 2003 also supports Extensible Markup Language (XML) as a file format and serves as a fully functional XML editor.
    Can't help to ask if this "XML as a file format" will be anything like Word's HTML
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch
    I spliut this thread already for going offtopic and here I go... :\

    <offtopic>
    Vinnie, your Outlook 2003 comment made me curious about new so-called improvements. I found this funny regarding the new Word...,
    Can't help to ask if this "XML as a file format" will be anything like Word's HTML [img]images/smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
    </offtopic>
    Well, you have two choices for XML. You have plain old XML with no formatting, or XML with MS-schema-crap everywhere that can preserve formatting. If you just need the content, XML with no formatting is a good, quick way to go. I have yet to play with it too much myself, though. If you want, I can run a Word doc through some tests and post the results in another thread </hijack>.[img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    Also, the blocking of external CSS/images/etc. in Outlook 2003 can be seen as a security feature (and MS is touting it as such). One can always check their referrer logs to see where an image was served to (i.e. your inbox!).


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