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RE: Sending e-mails from a pipeline...

From: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 07:06:14 -0700
To: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>, XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D20C296D14127D4EBD176AD949D8A75A060087E2E5@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>
Alex,

> Do you mean in the p:http-request step?

Yes, I should have been a bit more explicit and given an example. 


> As such, I don't think any XProc implementation would support 
> such a protocol scheme.

I was probably being a bit naive to assume that it would be that straight forward. 


> We should consider a step definition for SMTP.

That'd probably be quite handy.


Thanks for giving my question some thought.


Regards

Philip


-----Original Message-----
From: alex@milowski.com [mailto:alex@milowski.com] On Behalf Of Alex Milowski
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 5:57 AM
To: XProc Dev
Subject: Re: Sending e-mails from a pipeline...

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Philip Fennell
<Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com> wrote:
> I was just experimenting with sending the result of a pipeline as an e-mail
> and I got this response from Calabash:
>
> Severity: error
> Description:  protocol = mailto host = null
>
> Should I deduce from this that the mailto protocol is not supported?
>

Do you mean in the p:http-request step?

Per the mailto RFC [1]:

   The "mailto" URL has unusual
   semantics because resolving such a URL does not cause an immediate
   interaction. Instead, the client creates a message to the designated
   address with the various header fields set as default. The user can
   edit the message, send this message unedited, or choose not to send
   the message. The operation of how any URL scheme is resolved is not
   mandated by the URL specifications.

As such, I don't think any XProc implementation would support such a
protocol scheme.

We should consider a step definition for SMTP.

[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2368

-- 
--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
considered."

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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