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Re: Comments on draft-duerst-mailto-bis-04.txt, please

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 02:36:11 -0500
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: uri@w3.org, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>, jwz@jwz.org
Message-ID: <20080106073611.GA23161@mercury.ccil.org>

Martin Duerst scripsit:

> In particular, the current spec for mailto:, RFC 2368, contains
> some advice against using a bcc field in a mailto: URI, but this
> doesn't seem to be followed, and we were unable to find any reason,
> so we removed it. Comments on this (both positive and negative,
> if possible with reasons) would be appreciated.

The whole point of bcc: is to keep certain recipients secret,
but if they are exposed in the mailto: URL, they are hardly
a secret any more, eh?

John Cowan   cowan@ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
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