Re: Mdash and Textarea answers

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 18:51:53 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199707260151.SAA10823@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: Mdash and Textarea answers
To: maduncan@skipjack.bluecrab.org (Marc A. Duncan)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 18:51:53 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: rcuesta@arrakis.es, www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199707221400.KAA00557@skipjack.bluecrab.org> from "Marc A. Duncan" at Jul 22, 97 09:59:35 am
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time Marc A. Duncan shaped the electrons to say...
>Use the following:
><A HREF="mailto:someone@blabla.com?subject = This is the Subject">
>This will place the subject, "This is the Subject," into the subject field
>in an e-mail message from a link on an HTML page.

When you give bad advice, at least qualify it.

Under the HTML standard and the RFCs for addressing, this is not allowed.
This is a browerism.  All a mailto: URL allows, officially, is an address.

This works in *some* browsers, but it also breaks many browsers as they
were written to the standard, not this hack.  So you will get this:

To: someone@blabla.com?subject = This is the Subject

And that will, of course, fail - making it look like you don't know how
to code a mailto lnk.

-MZ
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