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Email Newsletters for iPhones | Map Links + Base Href | Embedded ImagesProblems

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

For all those unfortunate developers who are trying to get emails and email newsletters to work on iPhone Mail and other useless Apple devices, I sympathise with you.

After several hours of trial and error, I have discovered the following; which I hope will save others some time to figure the problems arising from iPhone compatibility.

(1) In an email newsletter or email communication  Рyou MUST always use the full image path.

WORKS:-

<a href=”http://xxxxxx.com/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.mutface.com/xxxx/xxx.jpg” border=0 /></a>

DOESN’T WORK:-

<a href=”http://xxxxxx.com/” target=”_blank”><img src=”./xxx.jpg” border=0 /></a>

Links will not work properly in the second one and instead of linking properly you get a screen with icons of “Mail”, “Twitter”, “Facebook”, “Weibo”, “Assign to Contact”, etc. which is rubbish.

(2) Map links on iPhones

Don’t even think about it; it doesn’t even work on Apple Mail. It will however work on all other email browsers.

<map rect=”x,y,x1,y1″ etc.> will not work.

The hyperlinking problem only occurs with embedded images; if the images are pulled from online then this wouldn’t occur.

17 July 2013
Wang Keping