Re: Subject line in Mailto forms

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 10:32:28 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 10:32:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <>
Subject: Re: Subject line in Mailto forms
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On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Joel N. Weber II wrote:

>    X-Quote: I wasn't innocent till I got older. --WIK
>    X-Calibur: Signifying that I, Arthur, was to become King of the Britons
>    Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 19:41:26 -0700
>    From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
>    At 8:37p -0400 06/15/97, Joel N. Weber II wrote:
>     > If only 1024 characters are supported, that's a bug, at least according
>     > to the GNU coding standards.  It's not a design problem; it's a bug
>     > in your client.
>    I believe it's an SGML constraint...
> Ugh.  There are arbitrary limits in SGML!?

This is a quote from the HTML 3.2 Specs.

SGML Declaration for HTML 3.2

   This uses the 8 bit ISO Latin-1 character set. The size limits on
   properties like literals and tag names have been considerably
   increased from their HTML 2.0 values, but it is recommended that user
   agents avoid imposing arbitrary length limits.

I felt that this was relevent.
Russell O'Connor            |
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