Current desktop detection / app access
michael at ximian.com
Thu Aug 12 19:55:51 EEST 2004
On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 13:19 +0100, Dave Cridland wrote:
> There is a standard. Simply refer to it. Please don't invent a new
Ah; excellent - of course, being abnormally ignorant I didn't find it;
clearly if someone else has done the work, it's excellent to cite them.
> Traditional style would mean that one arbitrary 'to' recipient was
> encoded directly
That seems to make most sense; we should recommend using the
'traditional style' then (?)
> The only additional thing you're trying to add is the attachment.
> IIRC, there is nothing in the specification for this. An
> 'x-attachment' parameter with a URI would probably work, and have the
> failure condition (assuming a proper mailto handler) of inserting an
> 'X-Attachment' header with the URI(s) present. You might also want
> x-body-uri, which'd allow you to supply text/html bodies and other
> evils. (via data scheme URIs, if you wanted it inlined.)
Ok; since it seems you're the domain expert here - any chance of a
small block of spec. verbiage to define this ? Given that netscape 6 ->
mozilla, evolution and kmail (with patch) all support attachment='<uri>'
it's perhaps unwise to specify something different; I guess we should
With that, assuming people are happy, we can at least up-load it and
encourage people to adopt the tiny patches to make this work right.
> Note that multiple parameter values are a little vague - I can't see
> anything mentioned in the specification. I assume that you'd do it
> via multiple parameters with the same name, thus:
I believe the existing practice is to separate them with various
delimiters - I'm basing this all on a crude reading of:
(search for evolution eg.).
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