Re: Mail addresses as URLs (clarification)

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl)
Wed, 12 May 93 22:51:15 MET DST

The ADDRESS tag is used for formatting things in an addres-like
way. people use it for all kinds of stuff email and paper mail
addresses, etc etc. It is a visible thing, not a hidden link.

There are many more uses of the mailto: URL.

From Wed May 12 20:39:49 1993
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Subject: Re: Mail addresses as URLs (clarification)
In-Reply-To: Marc Andreessen's message of Wed, 12 May 93 13:21:50 CDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Wed, 12 May 1993 14:00:23 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>

Just a thought, couldn't the broswer allow selection of <ADDRESS>...</ADDRESS>
fields and pop up a mail dialog with that data in the To: field? Or something
along those lines?

Maybe I don't fully understand the problem you are trying to solve
(please educate me if that is the case).

Omit needless features -- paraphrasing William Strunk Jr.