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Re: Mailto misnamed not misdesigned (Was: Hyperlinks depend on GET (was: Re: REST and the Web))

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 10:08:57 -0500
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8D5CB39.30042%me@aaronsw.com>
On 2002-04-04 06:52 PM, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org> wrote:

> I absolutely agree that what we should have is a URI for a mailbox that can be
> placed in a form for defining the action of a POST, but mailto was created
> before FORM was invented.

FWIW, you can do this in a number of browsers including Internet Explorer
(which shows a security warning).

You might be able to test your browser at:

http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/display.cgi?t=<form%20method="post"%20action="ma
ilto:me@aaronsw.com"><input%20name="bar"%20type="text"%20/>%20<input%20type=
"submit"%20/></form>

All the best,
-- 
[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
Received on Sunday, 7 April 2002 11:09:01 GMT

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