The minutes of the Workshop have been published. One resolution which has been adopted during the workshop was to write a whitepaper about HTMl in email, collecting issues and needs from companies having to create such emails.
|09:30am||introduction by Workshop Chair|
|09:45am||introduction of W3C by Mauro Nunez, W3C|
|10:00am|| E-mail vs. Web – A Tactical + Technical Design Paradox|
Jim Kelley, Sarah Davies, e-Dialog
|10:45am|| Web standards: a must for html email|
Mark Wyner, Mark Wyner Design
|11:40am|| Should e-mail designers/developers ignore standards because of poor rendering in e-mail clients?|
Darren Rawlings, Premiere Global Services
|02:00pm|| HTML email: accessibility|
Stéphane Deschamps, Jean-Marc Bassin, France Telecom Group
|02:45pm|| Outspring HTML-in-Email|
Pierre Saslawsky, Outspring Inc.
|03:45pm||brainstorming session (minutes taker needed)|
|4:30pm||closing note by Workshop Chair|
The free W3C HTML mail Workshop is opened, you are welcome to join on May 24. We will start at 9am. The first talk will be given at 9:30am.
Make HTML email reliable
W3C is holding a Workshop to discuss HTML in email. On a daily basis, far more people author HTML email than HTML Web pages. Variability in the fidelity of rendering for HTML-capable email clients is an issue, however; and authoring support leaves much to be desired.
The security aspects, including phishing, spamming, identity management, and html rendering component vulnerabilities, must also be examined.
While the technical side (authoring, interoperability, security) is very important, non-technical submissions are also highly encouraged for this Workshop. We would like to hear from direct marketers, online retailers and companies using HTML emails as their default format, to gather requirements, hear triumphs and horror stories, and prioritize plans for future technical work. The primary language of the workshop will be English.
We are looking forward to your participation. If you should have any questions, please contact Daniel Glazman, chair of the event, or Karl Dubost , staff contact, or ask on the HTML mail public list, which is archived.
Position papers are the basis for discussions at the Workshop. Accepted papers will be made publicly available. Submitting a position paper comprises a default recognition of these terms for publication. Papers should explain the participant's interest in the Workshop, and should contribute to the Workshop's goals as outlined above. Non-technical contributions are encouraged as well.
Candidate Topics for Position Papers
- Why HTML email is mandatory for newsletters and ads
- Good and bad stories from direct marketers and online retailers
- Interoperability problems in mail user agents
- Editing HTML content for email
- Browsing and Authoring "Decorative mail services" on Mobile phone in Japan
All papers should be 1 to 5 pages. Allowed formats are (valid) HTML/XHTML, or plain text. Papers in any other formats will be returned with a request for correct formatting.
The Program Committee may ask the authors of particularly salient position papers to explicitly present their position at the workshop to foster discussion. Presenters will be asked to make the slides of the presentation available on the workshop home page in (X)HTML, or plain text.
Position papers must be submitted via email to HTML mail public list no later than 1st May 2007. Early submissions are appreciated.
This one-day workshop is timed to allow convenient attendance at XTech 2007 the week before.
The Workshop is free, and open to both W3C Members and to non-members. Public proceedings will be published after the event. Space is limited and participation may be limited by organization. To help the organizers plan the Workshop: If you wish to participate, please send email as soon as possible to the HTML mail public list stating:
- Someone from your organization plans to submit a position paper;
- Whether you want to send one or two participants;
- Whether or not you wish to make a presentation.
|1 May 2007||Mandatory position papers due|
|4 May 2007||Final Workshop Program|
|14 May 2007||Deadline for registration|
|24 May 2007||Workshop (8:30am to 6:00pm)|
|Host||Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris,|
46, rue Barrault
75013 Paris ( Local Map)
|Subway||Line 6, Corvisart Station Paris Metro Map (PDF)|
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