How to display data in tabular format in a web-page-generated email
Posted on 2003-11-20
I have a web page which needs to generate an email. The data in the body of the email needs to be displayed in tabular format, AND I need to allow the user to make changes if they want to before sending the email.
If I use a mailto link, I can populate and display the email form, but I can't figure out how to get the data to display in tabular format (table lines don't need to show, but the rows and columns should be obvious).
If I use CDONTS, I can set the email to HTML and use script to build a table. The trouble with that approach is that I can't find any way to display the mail to allow the user to make changes before it is sent.
We're all on Outlook for our company email. Is there a way to force a mailto link to create an HTML-formatted email? Or is there some way to include bold formatting, paragraph breaks, etc. in the mailto link (I saw someone use %20's for spaces once--are there similar codes for formatting)? Or is there any way to display a CDONTS email and give the user the ability to edit it and send it manually?
Thanks in advance--