[RCU] Text signature vs. HTML signature

Michael Heydekamp listuser at freexp.de
Sat Jun 13 20:59:20 CEST 2015

Am 13.06.2015 08:52, schrieb A.L.E.C:

> Just a note: the checkbox does "convert to another format" not "get back
> the previous content".

Ah, ok. Then it should IMO better be described that way ("Convert text to
HTML", "Convert HTML to plain text").

> Next, I see a small issue in the "links footer" here, it doesn't make
> sens to put a link in the footer for cases when the link text is the
> same as link href attribute. So, some improvements here are also possible.

This BTW also applies to replies to HTML messages in general: Roundcube is
always (or at least often) duplicating all links of the body of the quoted
message and appending them as a link list at the end of the composed
message, if you either reply to the text part of the multipart/alternative
message, or if you reply to the HTML part and switch from the HTML editor to
the text editor (which often is the better option in terms of quoting, but
that's even another story...)

I don't know why it does that, at least I don't catch a reason, given that
link text and the link itself are identical, which is true in 95% of all
cases. This is disturbing me for a long time already, as I always have to
remove this stuff manually.

> Finally, we should probably display the same warning when editor type is
> switched, as we do in the compose editor. User should be aware that
> format change is not a lossless operation.

Well, if you start with plain text, convert it to HTML and re-convert to
plain text, the result CAN at least (and IMO should) be lossless. If you
start with HTML, that's a different story, of course.

> Feel free to create a ticket.

Well, I wouldn't know how to phrase it, as these are several different
issues but which are connected to each other. Would it be OK to just mention
the key word "HTML signature" and then you'll recall what it's all about...?
;) Or should I paste this entire conversation?

Anayway, my original purpose was to use a text and a HTML signature,
depending on the type of message I'm composing. AFAICS this is not possible
then with Roundcube, right?

Michael Heydekamp
Co-Admin freexp.de

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