Need hyper text link in mail message



20 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: fenella, Assigned: rhp)


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20 years ago
Linux (1999-07-28-15 M8.5)
Mac (1999-07-28-14 M8.5)
Win (1999-07-28-15 M8.5)

1. Create a mail message tha contains the following:
Take a look at:  http://slip/projects/seamonkey/mail/admin/m85_mail_test.html
2. Send it to yourself
3. View this message
Actual result: When I view this message, I am NOT able to click on the HTTP link
and display the linked page
Expected result: If I were to create this mail message from Nova, I would be
able to click on this HTTP link and open the page in Nova. So I expect to be
able to create this link in seamonkey and be able to click on the HTTP link
and display the page.

This feature may NOT be implemented yet.  But want to make sure it will be.

Comment 1

20 years ago
I don't believe that rhp has implemented this for html compose window yet.  Is
this planned?


20 years ago
Assignee: phil → rhp

Comment 2

20 years ago
reassigning to rhp. Rich, I think you may have been working on this.


20 years ago
Target Milestone: M10

Comment 3

20 years ago
This was actually a feture of the send side of Messenger in 4.x. If you look at
the HTML source for one of these messages, you will see the <A HREF... to make
the text a link. So, I have to figure out where this is being done...I believe
that it was done in Composer for 4.x, but I'm not sure. Maybe jefft can
remember. If not, I will dig it up.

- rhp

Comment 4

20 years ago
No, this is a feature in libmime. Think of the plain text email message. When
spitting out the html for display we need to have the "http://..." (may be other
protocl, such as mailto:... ftp://) turned into a link. May need to pay special
attention to html mail message.

Comment 5

20 years ago
Actually, this isn't the case for HTML messages. If you go in an hack an
HTML mail message in 4.x and just add "", then display the
message, it will not be link-afied. (unless it's plain text and I've worked
with that code pretty much to make it more link friendly)

In 4.x, when you composed HTML messages and they got sent, the HTML to make
them a link got added somewhere in the send operation...I'm just not sure
where and how.

- rhp

Comment 6

20 years ago
I see. So, for html we add <HREF ..> before we send for plain text we add the
link when we parse the message.

Comment 7

20 years ago
Yes...I just don't see the calls to add the link in the 4.x libmsg so I have a
feeling this was a special hack in Composer for mail messages.

- rhp


20 years ago
Last Resolved: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 8

20 years ago
I fixed this....we now scan messages on the send side, which is what we did for

- rhp

Comment 9

20 years ago
Mac (1999-10-06-17-M10)
Win32 (1999-10-06-19-M10)
Hyper text link in mail message works OK now
Waiting for M10 build on Linux


20 years ago

Comment 10

20 years ago
Linux (1999-10-07-16 M10)
Hyper text links works on Linux too.
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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