Re: mailto: url

Erik Ostrom (
Mon, 12 Jul 93 17:36:25 +0100

m a i l t o : internetformatofanymailaddressalarfc822

Anyone see any problems with that?

How should characters legal in RFC822 mail addresses but not in URLs be
handled? That is, how do we deal with "Erik Ostrom" Or do
we just proclaim that addresses containing unpopular characters deserve to

I think %-quoting (and unquoting in the browser, this is important) is an
obvious answer, but I'd like to have some kind of official agreement on how to
deal with this.


P.S. And what about Gopher URLs? Anyone else care about making implementation
and spec match up? It's just a / away...