Re: How about extending mailto: ?

Carl Reimann (
Sun, 7 May 1995 14:36:35 +0500

I think another key aspect of extension would be to enable CCing. Many
times I have not bothered using a mailto within a web page simply because
I wouldn't get a copy of my own message.

Another point about mailto is that different mailers handle the resulting
message differently. When people use mailto to mail a note to me from my
web, I get perfectly-configured From and Subject lines. But when I use it
to communicate with some people they wonder how I managed to send them a
note with no From and Subject lines - which can only mean that the letter
didn't conform to their mailer's requirements.


On Fri, 5 May 1995, Grzesiek Staniak wrote:

> What do you think of extending the "mailto:" reference to cover
> things like a pre-defined subject field, cc: specification, perhaps
> some pre-written text to appear in the letter?
> Is it possible technically and, what's more important, does it make
> any sense?
> --
> Grzesiek Staniak
> <>