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[Bug 22022] New: RegisterProtocolHandler needs to accept http POST request, if possible

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Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 18:07:19 +0000
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-22022-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

            Bug ID: 22022
           Summary: RegisterProtocolHandler needs to accept http POST
                    request, if possible
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: follybeachris@hotmail.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,

I recently experienced the benefit that HTML5 RegisterProtocolHandler seems to
afford users by making use of the "ExportTabs" utility offered to browser-users
employing Chrome as their web-tool of choice - and while elated- was equally
taken back by the potential drawback that is
HTML5/RegisterProtocolHandler/GMail/mailto's inability to parse/handle my POST
request to construct an email.

I would like to see future spec(s) embrace or enhance this feature-request so
as to avoid a cap on the message-body length as is currently being posed by
mailto: transforming requests via (I presume) HTTP GET query transformation.

IOW, if the ExportTabs browser-extension works in conjunction with the
RegisterProtocolHandler() implementation via taking the browser-user's open
tabs and converting them (to include various html attributes) to a
"mailto:user?body=<http GET request>",then a "mailto:user?body=<POST request>"
capability would resolve my concern.  

I have not contacted the developer as to how their extension works, nor have I
TBH conducted suitable research, but to those concerned, your great and
attention to this work is indeed very appreciated!! Thank you for your
commitment to open web'ed-ness.

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