Closed Bug 201238 Opened 17 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Message "You used Formatting (e.g., Colors) that will not be converted to plain text"

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Composition, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: saugart, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

When I sent messages that I composed using the HTML editor to folks who are not
in my book as happy HTML recipients, I get the (expected) message: "You used
Formatting (e.g., Colors) that will not be converted to plain text".  

This message could be more specific, by telling the user exactly what formatting
(e.g., Italics or Colors or fonts...) caused the problem.  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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I'm interested in hacking on Mozilla.  I've got about 200,000 lines of C on Unix
under my belt, and about 30,000 lines of C++.  I have the O'Reilly Mozilla book,
and would like to apply some of it to a Real Problem.

I would like to try to improve this message (it seems like a self-contained
task), but I first want to check with y'all whether this enhancement would be of
interest and whether, if I made it, it would stand much of a chance of being
incorporated into Mozilla.

Thanks!

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 246758 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
This is not a dup.

Steve, I like your suggestion. I wrote the current code and tried to do what you
suggest, to some extend, already, the code knows different kinds of formatting:
- no formatting (only linebreaks)
- formatting that can be easily converted while preserving layout mostly
(indention, bulleted lists etc.)
- IIRC: Formatting that can be represented in plaintext, but will look
differently (tables etc.)
- Presentational formatting that can not be converted, like colors and font sizes

I tried to convey that using different icons in the dialog, but that wasn't
acceppted IIRC. IIRC I do convey it using the text (or was that ripped out as
well?).

If you can figure out a nice way and get buy-in in advance from the mailnews
owners (mainly ducarroz here, I'm not one of them), I'm all for it.

So, please make a concrete suggestion what you'd like to do look for in code,
how to present it to the user, how to word things.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
> what you'd like to do look for in code

I mean which HTML tags

assigning bug to you.
Assignee: ducarroz → steve+bugzilla
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Product: MailNews → Core
Assignee: saugart → nobody
QA Contact: esther → composition
Product: Core → MailNews Core
No response. WONTFIX.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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