HTML Body in kolab.xml?

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at
Tue Nov 23 11:22:56 CET 2010

On Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:16:00 am Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> On Monday 22 November 2010 22.29:23 Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) 
> >   "If a Kolab XML formattedbody exists, the client MUST be capable of
> > 
> > updating  both."
> That means even clients that do not support HTML normally would then have
> to add HTML support in order to comply. This seems like a steep
> requirement, and effectively mean we're switching to HTML only and
> everywhere.

Not necessarily; Updating the HTML formatted body may not necessarily require 
the formatted body be updated in HTML... it might be updated in plaintext, 
partially negating the purpose of storing HTML in the first place.

The real problem arises with non-readable content like PDF... there's no way 
one can replace those contents with plaintext... and still have it be a PDF.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Senior Engineer, Kolab Systems AG

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