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Thread started by Dave Winer on Sunday, December 23, 2012.

Limits on HTML email?

I was chatting with a friend the other day about using my outliner to write email, and later it struck me, why not?

So I wrote a script that took an outline and rendered it as if it were on a web page and then emailed it to myself.

When I opened it in GMail, not surprisingly, all the text was there, but the Javascript and most of the CSS had apparently been stripped.

This led me to wonder if there's anything like a standard or best-practices document that says what email clients typically do with emails that have script and style?

BTW, here's the text I actually sent, and a screen shot of the email. The wedges don't do anything when you click on them in the email.

Update -- I received a few pointers on Twitter.