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Mailto & ima (was RFC 2822 email addresses in tag URIs)

From: Charles Lindsey <chl@clerew.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 10:37:47 +0100
To: uri@w3.org
Cc: ima@ietf.org
Message-ID: <op.sykvo9pc6hl8nm@clerew.man.ac.uk>

On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 00:12:35 +0100, Frank Ellermann  
<nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de> wrote:

> It's at a very early stage, and I won't bet that it flies in
> the next years, but OTOH it would be a bad plan if you limit
> tag URLs _unnecessarily_ in a way that cannot work with future
> I18N Mail Addresses (= IMA).

Yes. One of the ideas floated is that a person might have two email  
addresses - one in his native language and one in strict ASCII, and the  
mail delivery mechanism would deliver to the first if it knew how, but  
drop down to the second if it was forced to use existing SMTP  
implementations. But it should deliver to one or the other, but not both.

So how does the guy publish his email address on his web page - or how  
might one extend the mailto URI to provide that capability? I don't think  
this is the time to look into that seriously, but if anyone has any bright  
ideas as to how it might look, then it would be interesting to hear them.

Cc to <ima@ietf.org>, but Reply-To set here.

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