Re: How about extending mailto: ?

Carl Reimann (reimann@access.digex.net)
Sun, 7 May 1995 14:32:49 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Sun, 7 May 1995 14:32:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Carl Reimann <reimann@access.digex.net>
To: Grzesiek Staniak <GSTANIAK@golem.umcs.lublin.pl>
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www10.w3.org>
Subject: Re: How about extending mailto: ?
In-Reply-To: <ECEEF4111@golem.umcs.lublin.pl>
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I think another key aspect of extension would be to enable CCing. Many 
times I have not bothered using a mailto within a web page simply because 
I wouldn't get a copy of my own message.

Another point about mailto is that different mailers handle the resulting 
message differently. When people use mailto to mail a note to me from my 
web, I get perfectly-configured From and Subject lines. But when I use it 
to communicate with some people they wonder how I managed to send them a 
note with no From and Subject lines - which can only mean that the letter 
didn't conform to their mailer's requirements.

Carl

On Fri, 5 May 1995, Grzesiek Staniak wrote:

> 
> What do you think of extending the "mailto:" reference to cover 
> things like a pre-defined subject field, cc: specification, perhaps 
> some pre-written text to appear in the letter? 
> 
> Is it possible technically and, what's more important, does it make 
> any sense?
> 
> --
> 
> Grzesiek Staniak
> <gstaniak@golem.umcs.lublin.pl>
>