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Re: Using UTF-8 with the mailto: method of sending mail

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 03:06:54 +0100
To: "Paul Deuter" <Paul.Deuter@plumtree.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3e0db2b9.28612262@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Paul Deuter wrote:
>Does anyone know if it is possible to use UTF-8 in a mailto: URL specification?

Only as MIME encoded words and only in header fields, cf. RFC 2368,
e.g.:

  <mailto:bjoern@hoehrmann.de%20%28%3D%3FUTF-8%3FB%3FQmrDtnJuIEjDtmhybWFubg%3D%3D%3F%3D%29?subject=%3D%3FUTF-8%3FB%3FQmrDtnJuIEjDtmhybWFubg%3D%3D%3F%3D>

This should produce

  To: bjoern@hoehrmann.de (=?UTF-8?B?QmrDtnJuIEjDtmhybWFubg==?=)
  Subject: =?UTF-8?B?QmrDtnJuIEjDtmhybWFubg==?=

or after MIME decoding

  To: bjoern@hoehrmann.de (Björn Höhrmann)
  Subject: Björn Höhrmann

In fact, you can use any MIME compatible encoding.
Received on Wednesday, 4 December 2002 21:06:42 GMT

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