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Format Plain text with HTML tags

Vijitha Kumara
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Hi All,

I ran in to an issue where we have a message in plain text and we are supposed to display that in IFrame. We don't have any HTML tags inside the original message. Hence the message doesn't get formatted inside the IFrame. Is there any Yahoo APIs available for this? Or any other APIs you guys have used?

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What do you mean by "format plain text"? Seems like a bit of an oxy-moron. If it's formatted, it's not "plain text ", is it?


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Vijitha Kumara
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Thanks Bear.
To the issue, We get emails (Say from Outlook) in to the system, the body is retrieved and have it as a text property (which may consists of spaces, tabs and line break characters). When we display this text message as is in a IFrame (this is a different functionality within the system) it's not formatted since the original text doesn't have any HTML tags etc.. But with a TextArea this works fine. I'm not sure whether this can be done at all yet.

Appreciate your help on this...
Bear Bibeault
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have you tried making sure that the content type is text/plain? otherwise the browser is probably trying to treat it as HTML.
Vijitha Kumara
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Have some other issues as well, but will try this also and get back, thanks Bear.
Eric Pascarello
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Sounds like someone needs a pre tag.

Eric
 
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