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RE: Mailto

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 13:17:33 -0500
Message-Id: <199901201832.NAA14798@www10.w3.org>
To: <braden@endoframe.com>, "Bill Rhodes" <wrhodes@qualcomm.com>, "Andreas Thorstensson" <andy@spray.se>, "'Francesca Galera Molina'" <ccbq8@blues.uab.es>, <www-html@w3.org>
At 01:13 PM 1/20/99 -0500, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:

>True. But "common browser/email client combinations" will probably handle
>these extensions just fine. It's the older, less-common software that might
>have difficulty.

They don't. 

Anecdotal evidence: Just wrapped up teaching an Intro to HTML course for
the HTML Writers Guild. 112 students. Over 40% could not get their "mailto"
forms to work, even WITHOUT using non-standard syntax to include subjects
and what-not. 

All were using NN 3.x and IE 3.x (or higher in both -- most using 4.x
generation), and current popular email software including Eudora, Outlook,
Outlook Express, and Communicator. If that's not "common browser/email
client combinations", I don't know what is. 


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Received on Wednesday, 20 January 1999 13:32:55 UTC

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