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From: Greg Marr <gregm@alum.wpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 09:26:45 -0400
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To: <kg9ae@geocities.com>
Cc: "Jukka Korpela" <jkorpela@cc.hut.fi>, <www-html@w3.org>
>Since this is only a working draft, we shouldn't beat our heads over it :)

It's not a working draft anymore.

(originally forwarded to lynx-dev by Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>)

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Subject: Protocol Action: The mailto URL scheme to Proposed Standard
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 16:46:08 -0400
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The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'The mailto URL scheme'
<draft-hoffman-mailto-url-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard.  This
document is not the product of an IETF Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Harald Alvestrand and Keith Moore.
Technical Summary
The URL scheme described in this document enhances the well known
"<mailto:>mailto:" scheme with the ability to set other message headers, such
as the subject, the body or additional recipient fields.
It does not offer variable substitution, requests for signed mail
or complex message generation; these limitations are documented and
thought reasonable.

Working Group Summary

The document is not a WG product, but has been discussed within
IETF WGs and on IETF-related mailing lists.
There was discussion about the use of mailto: as an identifier for
a mailbox vs the use of mailto: as message generating instructions;
the consensus seemed to be that given that it could not be both, it
was better to view it as message generating instructions.

Protocol Quality

The spec was reviewed for the IESG by Harald Alvestrand.
The major browsers implement this scheme with varying degrees of
conformance to the draft; its standardization is timely.

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