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Posts: 10
Posted: 03/30/2009, 8:27 AM

I used the following code to create a mail link and all works well except for inserting some blank lines in the body.
===================start code================
function items_BeforeShow(& $sender)
$items_BeforeShow = true;
$Component = & $sender;
$Container = & CCGetParentContainer($sender);
global $items; //Compatibility
$lnk=" ".CCGetParam('idn','')." REQUEST";
$body="&body=My NAME and PHONE NUMBER are:<br><br>Please notify me when this item is available to check out.";
if ( $items->stat->GetValue() == "in") $body="&body=My NAME and PHONE NUMBER are:\n\nPlease reserve this item for me. I will stop by the library to check it out in the upcoming week.";
return $items_BeforeShow;
===========end code=====================-

Neither the HTML code (<br>) or the special character (\n) code works. I also tried "chr(10)" without success.

In all cases, the text is run together without the inclusion of 2 blank lines.

Would sombody please shine some light on this or point me to some documentation.
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Posts: 333
Posted: 03/31/2009, 9:00 AM

It's up to the computer you're running it. Carriage returns (A.K.A. "new lines") is treated in different ways by the host OS.

If you're running it in your test machine (windows) it will not work same as your production server (linux). Try running your code in both and see :-)

If you're running on linux or something so, try this: \\r\\n

Windows => \r\n
*nix => \r
Mac => \n
Melvyn Perez
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Posted: 03/31/2009, 2:28 PM

Thanks for the reply

I understand the different 'new line' codes based on OS. I have tried various combinations of \n and \r but they get stripped out when passed as the '&body=?????' portion of the mailto: link variable.

I am doing a poor job of describing the problem.

Does anybody have an example of creating a 'mailto:' link that contains a body containing multiple lines of text. The 'MailTo Hyperlink' example in the Tips and Tricks works but does not cover any details.
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