Current desktop detection / app access
dave at cridland.net
Thu Aug 12 17:18:17 EEST 2004
On Thu Aug 12 14:58:10 2004, Jody Goldberg wrote:
> There are some hidden gottchas to be wary of. Different mailers
> support different pieces of the spec.
> mutt will not accept a mailto without a destination address.
Yes, I'm aware that not everyone follows standards. Sadly, if it
comes to a point where I'm forced to choose between supporting broken
implementations or supporting a standard, I'm forced to support the
The original mailto spec had no parameters, and just a simple email
address, as far as I recall.
So it'd be highly recommended to avoid the use of the more esoteric
forms unless you really need to use them. I'd therefore suggest that
you'd put a single recipient as:
mailto:foo at example.com
but multiple ones as parameters, to force non-compliant MUAs to error
if they don't understand the parameters. Hopefully, anyway.
My point was that defining an entirely new standard would be a waste
of Michael's time, when he could define a simple addition to the
existing one, which would hopefully reduce non-interoperability.
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