Overhaul WA HTML e-Mail to send out REAL HTML standard
A while ago I realized why my RESPONSIVE HTML e-Mails weren't responsive: I found out that the Wild Apricot eMail System does not send out WW3 confirm HTML eMails, as it "cleans" all HTML code from the templates that are not inside the <body> tag while sending it out.
This is a real problem because eMail clients like Apple Mail and others totally depend on the correct DOC Type and <meta> tag structure and content to correctly display HTML and give the viewing device the chance to arrange the layout according to the designer's CSS code. Without the complete HTML structure ---> no correct layout.
It might be that this wasn't recognized by anybody because standard templates look "as if" they are "ok" but when it comes to fully responsive eMail design the Wild Apricot standards do cut off that functionality.
I want to give my customers full viewing pleasure on any mobile device, so I want WA to adapt to current web standards and provide full HTML structured eMails instead of their preproriary eMailer code…
This is what it has to look like (just as an reminder…)
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Demystifying Email Design</title>
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"/>
It is totally necessary to have the current web standard. I appreciate you are working on it.
AdminOleg (Admin, Wild Apricot) commented
Sounds reasonable. We are working on improving Newsletters right now and we will consider including these headers (or their modification) into scope of release.