Re: Predraft of a new URL scheme: mailmsg

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 11:23:22 PST


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In-Reply-To: ietf-lists@proper.com's message of Tue, 3 Jan 1995 00:32:55 -0800 <95Jan3.003308pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: Predraft of a new URL scheme: mailmsg
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jan3.112325pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 1995 11:23:22 PST

* Your examples have spaces. Spaces must be encoded in URLs.

* Could this be done as an extension to the 'mailto' URL?

It's not incompatible, I don't think.

mailto:<rfc822-addr-spec>/<subject-text>/<content-text>

where <content-text> has "/" for end of line, and "/"'s that are
intended to be sent should be encoded.

* Security considerations: it's important that no agent send mail
  'from' a person without that person being aware of the details of the
   recipient and content.