....which apparently caused some misunderstandings. My point, which I
thought was clear, was that email addresses, including
Sprintmail/X.400 addresses, should be left alone and not arbitrarily
rearranged as part of a 'mailto' or 'smtp' URL. That is,
email@example.com should be:
and a Sprintmail address like (just to make one up)
/PN=joe.blow/FOO=bar/BLAZ=blech/ARGHfirstname.lastname@example.org should be:
Again, my point was: email addresses (including Sprintmail/X.400)
GOOD, rearranging email addresses BAD.
Hope that clears things up.
-- Marc Andreessen Software Development Group National Center for Supercomputing Applications email@example.com