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Re: e mail
On Wed, 01 Jan 1997 12:52:09 +0000 ben <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I am looking for a way to include email parameters in html eg..
> mailto:WHATEVER YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IS! ?subject=You can also
> put an automatic subject here!
MAILTO URLs won't do it -- they are address-only. There was
some discussion a year or two ago about a different URL type
that would be specific to things like subscription requests to
mail-based responders (e.g., mailing list managers). It would
have had somewhat more capability than MAILTO, but less than
I'd guess from your example that you are seeking.
The obnoxious, narrow-minded guy who was then IETF Area
Director for Applications shot the idea down because of a
conviction that, if one was going to create a second email URL
type, it was time to get it right and solve at least 95% of the
problem, rather than improving on MAILTO's 10% solution with a
And I think that people then stopped thinking about it -- I
don't recall hearing anything since.