Re: An smtp URL scheme

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 00:04:52 -0700


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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 00:04:52 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: An smtp URL scheme

At 12:01a -0400 07/11/97, Jim Wise wrote:
 > On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
 >
 > >  > Then Eudora is broken.  If you wanted Test&body you would write
 > >  > <A HREF="mailto:boo@best.com?subject=Test%26body"> (I think %26 is
 right)
 > >
 > > Eudora is not broken. Why should an email app give a hoot about SGML
 > > entities? It does not apply. Perhaps SGML is broken...
 >
 > This is correct.  The problem is not that URL's cannot contain
 > ampersands -- this is a perfectly valid method to pass URL's to
 > eudora from applications other than HTML.  The point is that when
 > embedding URLs in HTML, we need to do so in a way which is valid HTML
 > as well as a valid URL.

Guess I'll have to update my "mailto maker" program just a bit... :)

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