Re: "Mailto" Command

Jukka Korpela (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 10:49:54 +0200 (EET)

Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 10:49:54 +0200 (EET)
From: Jukka Korpela <>
To: Brent Maxwell <brent@MO.NET>
cc: Ian Wyatt <>,
Subject: Re: "Mailto" Command
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.91.970324012423.216A-100000@Walden.MO.NET>
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On Mon, 24 Mar 1997, Brent Maxwell wrote:

> it's something like mailto:someone@somewhere?subject=hello

Have I joined the wrong list? I thought this was for _discussing
the development of HTML_, not for asking frequently asked questions
and telling wrong answers to them.

As regards to the evolution of HTML, I think there is clear need
for a standardized method for specifying that a form be sent
as a mail (RFC 822) message to a given address or list of addresses.
The specification need not be part of HTML specification proper;
it might be separate short W3C recommendation.

Now people are writing miscellaneous CGI scripts, trying to persuade
webmasters to install them, wondering how to write programs which
process the messages without really knowing their exact syntax, etc.