Re: An smtp URL scheme

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 22:04:33 -0700


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Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 22:04:33 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: An smtp URL scheme

At 9:51a -0400 07/09/97, Greg Marr wrote:
 >
 > At 02:54 AM 7/9/97 -0400, Jordan Reiter wrote:
 > >At 10:21 PM -0000 7/8/97, Richard Levitte - VMS Whacker wrote:
 > >>smtp://frutiger.staffs.ac.uk/james?subject=An%20smtp%20url%20scheme+
 > body=Yes%20
 > >
 > >Hmmm... some cgi programs prefer
 > >
 > >smtp://host/user?subject=subject%20matter&body=body%20text
 >
 > However, the preferred way is
 > smtp://host/user?subject=subject+body=yes+X-header=header

This makes no sense. CGI's expect ampersands as delimiters.

 > because otherwise the URL should be encoded to:
 > smtp://host/user?subject=subject&amp;body=body&amp;X-header=header
 > when it is included in an HTML page.

No, you are confusing rendered text with attribute values.

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