Last modified: 2014-09-24 00:52:12 UTC
There should be an option to receive emails in either plain text or html format.
Receiving emails in html format would allow the sender to use wiki markup to help convey his message across.
I'm expanding this bug as I can't find one to match the underlying issue. As far as I remember, MediaWiki doesn't support HTML e-mail at all at the moment. That needs to be addressed. Then user preferences and such can be implemented and adjusted.
As such, I'm changing the bug summary from "Option - receive email in html format" to "Implement HTML e-mail support in MediaWiki".
Tim Starling expounded the virtues of HTML e-mail in this mailing list post: <http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2011-April/065375.html>.
HTML email is rather simple to implement, we have it in our Mediawiki4Intranet (wiki.4intra.net)
Patch + extension (for 1.16.2) to think about are:
(the latter also enables user preference to send diffs inside HTML emails)
Wasn't there some issue involving bidi stuff that html email would also fix? (Can't seem to find any bugs for it though)
That's on the above linked mail:
"Plain text email is problematic to use with bidirectional languages
such as Hebrew, since unlike everything else on the Internet, it uses
visual order by default, instead of logical order. MediaWiki does not
support visual order."
Emails can have multiple types. Why don't we send two parts by default (text/plain and text/html) and have a "Don't send me html in emails" preference for those obsessed with never seeing the text/html.
Vitality, I suggest you submit that patch directly into Git, our source control system. You can do that with developer access:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_access That way it'll get reviewed
I don't remember if this is the main bug about HTML emails, anyway it's supposedly going to be addressed by https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Echo_(Notifications)
(In reply to comment #7)
> I don't remember if this is the main bug about HTML emails, anyway it's
> supposedly going to be addressed by [[mw:Echo (Notifications)]].
Yes, I hear Luke W. is working on this.
Change 115399 had a related patch set uploaded by 01tonythomas:
Implementing HTML Email