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Re: form emails

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 05:08:29 -0500
Message-ID: <003d01c04322$8a8cb480$1db3343f@preferreduser>
To: "Catherine Sherman" <catherine_sherman@hotmail.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
You can use a query string for this, see


to,cc,subject, and body are the key words.

It is always better to encode spaces to %20 although most email clients will
do this for you.

'?', '&', and '=' are reserved and need to be encoded to their hexa-decimal
ascii number. eg & is %26. Note that the RFC suggests using html entities
such as &amp;, but all the email clients that I have tried it on do not
accept this so it is better to use the hexadecimal code.

Note the use of multiple to's and cc's

the form is
20email">mail me</a>

several other examples are given in the RFC.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Catherine Sherman" <catherine_sherman@hotmail.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 9:13 PM
Subject: form emails

> Hi folks,
> I'm putting together a simple email form in HTML.  I know how to get the
> subject line of the email to submit when you hit a send button, but I
> know how to grab the body of the message and send it as well.
> 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.
> So, how about JavaScript?  My ultimate goal is to avoid having to run a
> script...
> Thanks!
> Katie
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Received on Tuesday, 31 October 2000 04:41:34 UTC

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