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Re: How to Write a Simple Form for submission by e-mail

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 14:39:41 -0400 (EDT)
To: Richard Caloggero <rcaloggero@bhcc.state.ma.us>
cc: "'WAI List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904121346360.30205-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yes, it probably should do what you suggest. It is not specified in the
HTML 4.0 specification how mailto: actions should be handled, so it is
pretty implementation  specific.

I am used to it working for an input called subject, but that's all I've
ever come across, and I don't know if anything more is reliable.

Charles McCN

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Richard Caloggero wrote:

  How do I write a simple form for submission by e-mail. Seems to me you can 
  just use a mailto: url as the action attribute of an html form element like 
  <form name=seek method=POST action="mailto:rcaloggero@bhcc.state.ma.us">
  <em>Name: </em><input type=text name=qt size=40 value="" maxlength=2047>
  ... ... ...
  I've tried using method = GET as well as POST -- it just warns me about 
  e-mail submission and puts me in my mail program with a blank message. 
  Shouldn't it at least have the names of the input fields along with their 
  values as strings like "qt=Something"?
  Sorry for the newbie question.

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