From: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <m0rvVD4-00000TC@monolith> Date: Sun, 2 Apr 95 12:21 PDT To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Forms, mailto-URLs, and The Right Thing In-Reply-To: <95Apr2.firstname.lastname@example.org> Larry Masinter writes: > There's now an internet draft on "mailto:" URLs. Please send comments on > the draft to the I-D author and/or the URI working group list > (email@example.com). > > Internet drafts are replicated widely. One URL is: > > ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-uri-url-mailserver-01.txt This draft is a 'Good Thing' - its really easy to implement, and gives document authors much more leeway in how the mail messages are formatted. I just implemented it for Emacs-w3, so if anyone wants to play around with the implementation, it will be in version 2.1.93, available sometime later this evening or early tomorrow from ftp://ftp.cs.indiana.edu/pub/elisp/w3/w3.tar.gz There was no mention in the draft of a working implementation in another browser - has anybody else put this in their browser yet? I'll try to talk chris wilson into putting it into SPRY Windows Mosaic tomorrow. One thing that might want to be mentioned is the interaction of this URL and the 'POST' method of a form. For the Emacs-w3 implementation, I had the form data inserted into the mail message after any body data specified in the mailserver: URL. -Bill P.