We are at the early stages of a project involving Documaker Server and IDS. We already have a SOA setup in place and the tandem Documaker / IDS is already generating PDF documents on demand when requested by an in-house web service.
We want to build another service that would call on IDS to generate content that could be used to create the body of an email message. We do not want to generate a PDF to be attached to an email, we want to generate the actual content of the message. The Documaker / IDS generated content would be returned to the calling service, same as we currently do with the PDF files.
From what I gathered, I seem to have 3 options: HTML, RTF and EPT. I'm tempted to discard the EPT print driver as it seems to expect to handle the actual emailling of the message, and that is not what we want.
Has anyone built a similar service? Any recommendations, hints, tips ?
Please verify... you want to create the content for the email message, but not generate the actual email? Or you want to generate the email, but not delivery it? If you generate either, where would you want to 'place it' before you picked it up for delivery via some other email process.
And...if that is correct, why not just let Documaker deliver the email?