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Hi, Everyone,

I know only a little html and managed to put a web page together.
What I can't figure out is why my email links work with IE but not
Safari. Nothing happens when I click on the email links while in
Safari.

I hope someone can help me out. Thank you in advance,

Donna
Jul 20 '05 #1
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donna wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

G'day.
What I can't figure out is why my email links work with IE but not
Safari. Nothing happens when I click on the email links while in
Safari.


Without a URL it is hard to say for sure, but it is probably because you are
using mailto. Use a form that is processed by a server-side script.

--

Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 20 '05 #2

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On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 12:35:34 +1000, "Mark Parnell"
<we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote:
donna wrote:
What I can't figure out is why my email links work with IE but not
Safari. Nothing happens when I click on the email links while in
Safari.

Without a URL it is hard to say for sure, but it is probably because you are
using mailto. Use a form that is processed by a server-side script.


Or (preferably) both, so the reader gets to choose which is most
convenient, e.g: http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/main/contactme.html

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 20 '05 #3

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In article <3f***********************@freenews.iinet.net.au >,
"Mark Parnell" <we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote:
donna wrote:
Hi, Everyone,


G'day.
What I can't figure out is why my email links work with IE but not
Safari. Nothing happens when I click on the email links while in
Safari.


Without a URL it is hard to say for sure, but it is probably because you are
using mailto. Use a form that is processed by a server-side script.


Mail us at <a href="mailto:ad*****@domain.com">ad*****@domain.co m</a>.

Works fine in Safari. Mark has a point though.

--
Kris
kr*******@xs4all.netherlands (nl)
"We called him Tortoise because he taught us" said the Mock Turtle.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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Thanks all - I found out the problem.

My page was intially set up in '96 by a designer. This is what he
gave me:
<A HREF=MAILTO:DO*****@mindspring.com>do*****@mindspr ing.com</A>

(I cap the first part of the name so I know what page they are writing
from)

As you can see, its missing the quotation marks. Anyway, looks like
IE doesn't care, because they work just fine with them - but safari
does.

What would I use as a server side script - is it much of a benefit?

Great to have help with this - thanks.

Donna



Kris <kr*******@xs4all.netherlands> wrote in message news:<kr*****************************@news1.news.x s4all.nl>...
In article <3f***********************@freenews.iinet.net.au >,
"Mark Parnell" <we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote:
donna wrote:
Hi, Everyone,


G'day.
What I can't figure out is why my email links work with IE but not
Safari. Nothing happens when I click on the email links while in
Safari.


Without a URL it is hard to say for sure, but it is probably because you are
using mailto. Use a form that is processed by a server-side script.


Mail us at <a href="mailto:ad*****@domain.com">ad*****@domain.co m</a>.

Works fine in Safari. Mark has a point though.

Jul 20 '05 #5

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Els

"donna" <do*****@mindspring.com> schreef in bericht
news:48*************************@posting.google.co m...
Thanks all - I found out the problem.

My page was intially set up in '96 by a designer. This is what he
gave me:
<A HREF=MAILTO:DO*****@mindspring.com>do*****@mindspr ing.com</A>

(I cap the first part of the name so I know what page they are writing from)
what if you wrote:
<a href=mailto:DO*****@mindspring.com>do*****@mindspr ing.com</a>
?

or
<a
href=mailto:do*****@mindspring.com?subject=pagecod e>donacia@mindspring
..com</a>
?

(should be one line, not two)
I don't know what doctype you're using, but I've heard about xhtml not
allowing capitals in the tags...

I don't have Safari, so I can't test it for you :(

Sincerely,
Els
As you can see, its missing the quotation marks. Anyway, looks like
IE doesn't care, because they work just fine with them - but safari
does.

What would I use as a server side script - is it much of a benefit?

Great to have help with this - thanks.

Donna



Kris <kr*******@xs4all.netherlands> wrote in message

news:<kr*****************************@news1.news.x s4all.nl>...
In article <3f***********************@freenews.iinet.net.au >,
"Mark Parnell" <we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote:
donna wrote:
> Hi, Everyone,
>

G'day.

> What I can't figure out is why my email links work with IE but not > Safari. Nothing happens when I click on the email links while in > Safari.
>

Without a URL it is hard to say for sure, but it is probably because you are using mailto. Use a form that is processed by a server-side
script.
Mail us at <a href="mailto:ad*****@domain.com">ad*****@domain.co m</a>.
Works fine in Safari. Mark has a point though.

Jul 20 '05 #6

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"Els" <el*********@PLEASEtiscali.nl> writes:
"donna" <do*****@mindspring.com> schreef in bericht
news:48*************************@posting.google.co m...
My page was intially set up in '96 by a designer. This is what he
gave me:
<A HREF=MAILTO:DO*****@mindspring.com>do*****@mindspr ing.com</A>

what if you wrote:
<a href=mailto:DO*****@mindspring.com>do*****@mindspr ing.com</a>


<a href="mailto:DO*****@mindspring.com">...

(quoting attribute values always is good practice, because it means
you don't forget when it's necessary)
or
<a
href=mailto:do*****@mindspring.com?subject=pagecod e>donacia@mindspring
.com</a>
Not a good idea. There's a number of browsers that break if you try
?subject=pagecode - treating everything after the @ as a domain name
is one I've seen.
(should be one line, not two)
I don't know what doctype you're using, but I've heard about xhtml not
allowing capitals in the tags...


Tags and attribute *names*, yes. It can have whatever you like
(case-wise) in the values - and if you are using XHTML you
*definitely* need to quote the attribute values.

That said, if the page was set up in 1996 it won't be using XHTML.

--
Chris
Jul 20 '05 #7

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Els

"Chris Morris" <c.********@durham.ac.uk> schreef in bericht
news:87************@dinopsis.dur.ac.uk...
"Els" <el*********@PLEASEtiscali.nl> writes:
"donna" <do*****@mindspring.com> schreef in bericht
news:48*************************@posting.google.co m...
My page was intially set up in '96 by a designer. This is what he gave me:
<A HREF=MAILTO:DO*****@mindspring.com>do*****@mindspr ing.com</A>


what if you wrote:
<a href=mailto:DO*****@mindspring.com>do*****@mindspr ing.com</a>


<a href="mailto:DO*****@mindspring.com">...

(quoting attribute values always is good practice, because it means
you don't forget when it's necessary)
or
<a
href=mailto:do*****@mindspring.com?subject=pagecod e>donacia@mindspring .com</a>


Not a good idea. There's a number of browsers that break if you try
?subject=pagecode - treating everything after the @ as a domain name
is one I've seen.
(should be one line, not two)
I don't know what doctype you're using, but I've heard about xhtml not allowing capitals in the tags...


Tags and attribute *names*, yes. It can have whatever you like
(case-wise) in the values - and if you are using XHTML you
*definitely* need to quote the attribute values.

That said, if the page was set up in 1996 it won't be using XHTML.


You're absolutely right. Thanks for correcting me :-)
(just thought she might have changed the html to xhtml... -not likely,
I guess;-))

Els
Jul 20 '05 #8

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Chris Morris <c.********@durham.ac.uk> exclaimed in <87************@dinopsis.dur.ac.uk>:
<a
href=mailto:do*****@mindspring.com?subject=pagecod e>donacia@mindspring
.com</a>


Not a good idea. There's a number of browsers that break if you try
?subject=pagecode - treating everything after the @ as a domain name
is one I've seen.


's because everything after the @ *is* a domain name ... with some
limitations.

Your advice is sound, however. Even if there is now a standard for
including the subject in a mailto: link, the problems involved does
not magically go away.

There is no reason to believe adding ?subject will work.

--
- Tina Holmboe Greytower Technologies
ti**@greytower.net http://www.greytower.net/
[+46] 0708 557 905
Jul 20 '05 #9

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On 31 Jul 2003 21:18:46 -0700, do*****@mindspring.com (donna) wrote:
What would I use as a server side script


Most ISPs provide one - check with your ISP first.

Otherwise go Googling on "formmail". But beware - there are insecure
versions around which spammers can use for their nefarious purposes.
Make sure you get a secure version.
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi can probably help further.

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 20 '05 #10

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Thanks all, one more time.

I wrote the last post before I checked to see if it really worked.
(anyone want to hire me?) And adding the quotation marks didn't do
it. However, taking out the caps worked.

Yes, my page is just html.

Is it really necessary to update my page with xhtml?

Donna

Stephen Poley <sb*****@xs4all.nl> wrote in message news:<du********************************@4ax.com>. ..
On 31 Jul 2003 21:18:46 -0700, do*****@mindspring.com (donna) wrote:
What would I use as a server side script


Most ISPs provide one - check with your ISP first.

Otherwise go Googling on "formmail". But beware - there are insecure
versions around which spammers can use for their nefarious purposes.
Make sure you get a secure version.
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi can probably help further.

Jul 20 '05 #11

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