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Module Version: 2.106   Source   Latest Release: Mail-Box-2.118


Mail::Message::Convert::Html - Format messages in HTML


   is a Mail::Message::Convert
   is a Mail::Reporter


 use Mail::Message::Convert::Html;
 my $Html = Mail::Message::Convert::Html->new;

 print $html->fieldToHtml($head);
 print $html->headToHtmlHead($head);
 print $html->headToHtmlTable($head);
 print $html->textToHtml($text);


The package contains various translators which handle HTML or XHTML without the help of external modules. There are more HTML related modules, which do require extra packages to be installed.

Converters between message objects

Other converters



 -Option     --Defined in     --Default
  fields       Mail::Message::Convert  <see description>
  head_mailto                   <true>
  log          Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'
  produce                       HTML
  trace        Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'
head_mailto => BOOLEAN

Whether to replace e-mail addresses in some header lines with links.

log => LEVEL
produce => 'HTML'|'XHTML'

Produce HTML or XHTML output. The output is slightly different, even html browsers will usually accept the XHTML data.

trace => LEVEL


$obj->fieldContentsToHtml(FIELD, [SUBJECT])

Format one field from the header to HTML. When the header line usually contains e-mail addresses, the line is scanned and valid addresses are linked with an mailto: anchor. The SUBJECT can be specified to be included in that link.

$obj->fieldToHtml(FIELD, [SUBJECT])

Reformat one header line field to HTML. The FIELD's name is printed in bold, followed by the formatted field content, which is produced by fieldContentsToHtml().

$obj->headToHtmlHead(HEAD, META)

Translate the selected header lines (fields) to an html page header. Each selected field will get its own meta line with the same name as the line. Furthermore, the Subject field will become the title, and From is used for the Author.

Besides, you can specify your own meta fields, which will overrule header fields. Empty fields will not be included. When a title is specified, this will become the html title, otherwise the Subject field is taken. In list context, the lines are separately, where in scalar context the whole text is returned as one.

If you need to add lines to the head (for instance, http-equiv lines), then splice them before the last element in the returned list.


 my @head = $html->headToHtmlHead
     ( $head
     , description => 'This is a message'
     , generator   => 'Mail::Box'
 splice @head, -1, 0, '<meta http-equiv=...>';
 print @head;
$obj->headToHtmlTable(HEAD, [TABLE-PARAMS])

Produce a display of the selectedFields() of the header in a table shape. The optional TABLE-PARAMS are added as parameters to the produced TABLE tag. In list context, the separate lines are returned. In scalar context, everything is returned as one.


 print $html->headToHtmlTable($head, 'width="50%"');

See "Converting" in Mail::Message::Convert


Translate one or more LINES from text into HTML. Each line is taken one after the other, and only simple things are translated. textToHtml is able to convert large plain texts in a descent fashion. In scalar context, the resulting lines are returned as one.

Error handling


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

Mail::Message::Convert::Html->defaultTrace([LEVEL]|[LOGLEVEL, TRACELEVEL]|[LEVEL, CALLBACK])

See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]])
Mail::Message::Convert::Html->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]])

See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter



See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter


See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter


Error: Package $package does not implement $method.

Fatal error: the specific package (or one of its superclasses) does not implement this method where it should. This message means that some other related classes do implement this method however the class at hand does not. Probably you should investigate this and probably inform the author of the package.


This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.106, built on August 15, 2012. Website:


Copyrights 2001-2012 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See

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