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Re: mailto URIs

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 03:11:05 +0200
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <42B374A9.764D@xyzzy.claranet.de>

Larry Masinter wrote:
 
> I'm working on responding to Bruce Lilly's comments
> on the 'mailto' URI specification (from April!)

There are two more comments from February:
http://mid.gmane.org/opsl85thzd6hl8nm@clerew.man.ac.uk
http://mid.gmane.org/4210A039.579E@xyzzy.claranet.de

My main concern or objection was to establish UTF-8 as
the default charset for mailto:?body= by a mere example.

For any UA supporting a body= parameter at all, if that
is guaranteed to be _zero_ UAs I've no problem with it.

> Do mailto URIs actually work with:
>    *  Angle-bracket delimiters?
>    *  Comments?
>    *  folding white space?
>    *  non-whitespace controls?
>    *  Quoted strings... etc.

My UA certainly doesn't, part of my second concern with
the mailto draft, it should encourage the support of at
least In-Reply-To=

For Bjoern's example I get his subject and a To: bjoern&
That's an oddity of my browser, it hates hex. character
references, &#64; instead of &#x40; might work, example:
http://purl.net/xyzzy/mailto/webmaster

Yes, it's ridiculous, I needed something obvious for a
human user but less attractive for an address harvester.

                    Bye, Frank
Received on Saturday, 18 June 2005 01:13:21 UTC

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