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Rudimentary Node2Email

by vroom (Pope)
on May 16, 2000 at 19:25 UTC ( #11872=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Go to E-mail Node to test this out... it is VERY rudimentary. It just sends the document text of a given node. I can see several different methods for sending nodes.
  • Single Node Text Only
  • Single Node in HTML
  • Threaded versions of each...
I'd like to hear all of your ideas as to other features you might like to see added... or how best to implement these.

vroom | Tim Vroom |

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RE: Rudimentary Node2Email
by infoninja (Friar) on May 16, 2000 at 20:11 UTC
    A couple things I'd like to see in this:
    • The ability to set a from address (currently appears as
    • The ability to include an href to the node, so the recipient can easily go directly to the node on to see future discussion, etc.
    Looks great so far.

      Perhaps have the "From" set to the email address of the user (as long as they are logged in, of course) and default to "" (or whatever) for AMs.

RE: Rudimentary Node2Email
by turnstep (Parson) on May 16, 2000 at 19:53 UTC
    Seems to work very well. You might want to add something to the subject tag to indicate that it is coming from perlmonks, not just the node name. Perhaps something like:
    "[PERLMONKS] Why is my script not running?."

    Perhaps some little disclaimer at the top of the actual message as well. It arrived very fast, however (less than 10 seconds from perlmonks to me!)

RE: Rudimentary Node2Email
by ZZamboni (Curate) on May 16, 2000 at 23:55 UTC
    Very neat! Some ideas:
    • Have the possibility of including all the replies to the node.
    • Make the email address default to the user's email address, if logged in.


RE: Rudimentary Node2Email
by crystalflame (Novice) on May 18, 2000 at 00:20 UTC
    It would be fun to do an email2node gateway; that is,, for instance; that would solve the From: address question as well, giving (all? new? non-users, check by from address?) people some instruction in the response as to what to do with it, and maybe provide them (http://? mailto:?) links embedded in the document to other nodes.
RE: Rudimentary Node2Email
by cciulla (Friar) on May 18, 2000 at 23:22 UTC
    Are you going to place this on each node?

    If not, perhaps a kinder, gentler way of referring to a node, rather than the node's id?

    And, if not that, then perhaps the id of the node somewhere besides in the ua's address line?

      Once this gets cleaned up a bit there'll be a nodelet with an E-mail this link which will redirect to the E-mail node put in the node_id and then allow you to choose options.

      vroom | Tim Vroom |

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