Outlook 11 messages does not look good when reading it

RESOLVED INVALID

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Thunderbird
Message Reader UI
RESOLVED INVALID
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Usul, Unassigned)

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Mac OS X

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Details

(Whiteboard: DUPME)

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(2 attachments)

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Description

9 years ago
Created attachment 367586 [details]
Email displaying the issue

The attached email looks like it's been covered by a white square in the middle of the text.

Reading was done with shredder 3.0pre3
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Updated

9 years ago
Whiteboard: DUPME
Can you add a screenshot showing what it looks like?  Is Outlook 11 a current version of Outlook?  Is it widely deployed?
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Comment 2

9 years ago
Created attachment 367623 [details]
screenshot
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Comment 3

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can you add a screenshot showing what it looks like?  Is Outlook 11 a current
> version of Outlook?  Is it widely deployed?

Done. No idea on 11 and it's deployment - sorry.
I know this is going to come as a shock to all concerned, but... the Word HTML editor component as used in Outlook (11 == Office 2003) does not create very interoperable HTML.

Abbreviated, the markup in question is

<!--[if gte vml 1]>
(some VML to stick a 35.25x36pt image from marianne-filer/image001.png inside a 50x50pt box, which may not be visible even in Outlook since the outer v:shape is visibility:hidden)
<![if !vml]>
<span style='mso-ignore:vglayout;position:relative;z-index:2'>
<span style='position:absolute;left:-78px;top:-242px;width:73px;height:73px'>
<table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
 <tr>
  <td width=73 height=73 bgcolor=white style='border:.75pt solid black;
  vertical-align:top;background:white'>
<![endif]>
<![if !mso]>
<span style='position:absolute;mso-ignore:vglayout;z-index:2'>
  <table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width="100%">
   <tr>
    <td>
<![endif]>
    <div v:shape="_x0000_s1027" style='padding:4.35pt 7.95pt 4.35pt 7.95pt' class=shape>
    <p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
    style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>
    </div>
<![if !mso]>
     </td>
   </tr>
  </table>
  </span>
<![endif]>

So we are instructed to draw a 73x73px box, pulled to the left and a long way up, with a white background and a .75pt black border, containing a single nonbreaking space, and we do.

I see two paths forward for this bug: write some libmime code to detect X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook nn and throw out the HTML part, or, INVA. 

(Either way, if the sender's a friend, you might tell her to check how her sig is working, since I strongly doubt that image works anywhere other than maybe Outlook on her computer.)
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Comment 5

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> I know this is going to come as a shock to all concerned, but... the Word HTML
> editor component as used in Outlook (11 == Office 2003) does not create very
> interoperable HTML.
 
> I see two paths forward for this bug: write some libmime code to detect
> X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook nn and throw out the HTML part, or, INVA. 
> 

if we start that way, we'll have to support way to many. I'll go for INVA.

> (Either way, if the sender's a friend, you might tell her to check how her sig
> is working, since I strongly doubt that image works anywhere other than maybe
> Outlook on her computer.)
Unfortunatly she ain't a friend yet.
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Updated

9 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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