The wise one must run away from the old nightmare of table-based layouts and dozens of email clients into the road less traveled. One must accept the different paths of content and structure to completely understand the beauty of the Cascading Style Sheets.
I wish all could be that simple.
Unfortunately, the use of valid markup (XHTML) and CSS in email is quite a vision in these days. Most of the email clients have a subset of HTML, usually a poor implementation of the W3C guidelines or even some proprietary markup (MSHTML or web based clients).
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