Re: mailserver: vs. expanded mailto: URL

William Perry (wmperry@spry.com)
Thu, 23 Nov 1995 15:25:44 -0800


Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 15:25:44 -0800
From: William Perry <wmperry@spry.com>
Message-Id: <199511232325.PAA01467@monolith.spry.com>
To: Martin Hamilton <martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
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.