Send a table in an email.

Mark Waddingham mark at
Wed Sep 8 11:28:04 EDT 2021

On 2021-09-08 11:02, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm trying to use the MIME encoder to send an email with a table in the
> body. I have a field that has both plain text and a few lines that are
> displayed as a table in the middle of it. I basically just turn on the 
> v
> and h lines and set tab stops.
> mimeEncodeField... puts the text into the email body but does not seem 
> to
> format out the table. Is there a way to get it to recognise the table 
> or
> some other way of getting the table to display correctly in the email?

So the mime library call you are talking about is super simple - it just 
dumps the htmlText of the field into the HTML (so is fine as long as its 
just simple formatting involved), and then looks for inline images and 
attaches them as other parts.

The code is in the mime extension (com.livecode.library.mime) and the 
handler in question (mimeEncodeFieldAsMIMEMultipartDocument) is built 
out of other public mime library APIs... It would be relatively 
straightforward to create your own version and customize the HTML output 
to your needs.

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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