Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 15:25:44 -0800 From: William Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <199511232325.PAA01467@monolith.spry.com> To: Martin Hamilton <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: mailserver: vs. expanded mailto: URL In-Reply-To: <199511231948.TAA19728@gizmo.lut.ac.uk> <199511231948.TAA19728@gizmo.lut.ac.uk> Martin Hamilton writes: > > Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no writes: > > | Note that any system which sends mail without a manual check first > | is, IMHO, dangerous. > | So I certainly hope implementors of both mailto: and mailserver: URLs > | do this stuff carefully.... > > I hacked up a "mailserver:" patch for X Mosaic which snarfs the > message into a regular "mailto:" type window. This seems to be a > sensible approach - cf. <URL:http://www.roads.lut.ac.uk/~martin/Mosaic > -hacks/mailserver.patch> Definitely. I was glad to see that from the start the mailserver spec said that all user agents should _require_ user interaction before sending the message. If we go to an expanded mailto: URL as well, then this should be part of the new draft. -Bill P.