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Re: form emails [OFF TOPIC]

From: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 03:01:08 -0500
To: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20001031030108.Q29138@w3.org>
On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 11:44:39AM +0100, Dave J Woolley wrote:
> > From:	Catherine Sherman [SMTP:catherine_sherman@hotmail.com]
> > 
> > Is there a way to send the message body directly to an email address in 
> > HTML?  That would be great, but somehow I think the answer is probably no.

> 	URL handling is not part of the HTML specification and
> 	therefore off topic.
> 
> 	I don't believe that the URL specification covers the
> 	use of parameters on mailto:, so I think you are talking
> 	about proprietory features of particular browsers.

There is an RFC for mailto URLs:

    The mailto URL scheme
    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2368.txt

| Status of this Memo
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|    This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
|    Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
|    improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
|    Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
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| Copyright Notice
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|    Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998).  All Rights Reserved.
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| Abstract
| 
|    This document defines the format of Uniform Resource Locators (URL)
|    for designating electronic mail addresses. It is one of a suite of
|    documents which replace RFC 1738, 'Uniform Resource Locators', and
|    RFC 1808, 'Relative Uniform Resource Locators'. The syntax of
|    'mailto' URLs from RFC 1738 is extended to allow creation of more RFC
|    822 messages by allowing the URL to express additional header and
|    body fields.


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