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Mailto subject with spaces?

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I'm using email links like this in my blog (they are automatically
generated):
<a
href="mailto:bl**@outer-court.com?subject=Google-Blogoscoped-Context,
Not Navigation">

Is it legal?

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Jul 20 '05 #1
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Philipp Lenssen wrote:
I'm using email links like this in my blog (they are automatically
generated):
<a
href="mailto:bl**@outer-court.com?subject=Google-Blogoscoped-Context,
Not Navigation">

Is it legal?


Nope. Encode spaces as %20. Note that specifying a subject may result in
lost mail.

<URL:http://www.htmlhelp.org/faq/html/links.html#mailto-subject>
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Jim Dabell

Jul 20 '05 #2

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Philipp Lenssen wrote:
I'm using email links like this in my blog (they are automatically
generated):
<a
href="mailto:bl**@outer-court.com?subject=Google-Blogoscoped-Context,
Not Navigation">

Is it legal?


No, you'll go straight to jail! <g>
Actually, according to the FAQ

(<http://www.faqs.org/faqs/www/authoring-faq/index.html>
6.10. How do I specify a subject for a mailto link?)

the spaces should at least be encoded as "%20".
Matthias

Jul 20 '05 #3

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Jim Dabell wrote:
Philipp Lenssen wrote:
I'm using email links like this in my blog (they are automatically
generated):
<a
href="mailto:bl**@outer-court.com?subject=Google-Blogoscoped-Context
, Not Navigation">

Is it legal?


Nope. Encode spaces as %20. Note that specifying a subject may
result in lost mail.

<URL:http://www.htmlhelp.org/faq/html/links.html#mailto-subject>


This is bad :(
I'm exporting my blog-posts from Blogger.com. There is no direct way I
could change " " to "%20"...
I already got feedback Firebird breaks.

Thanks for the feedback to you two. I guess I'll have to use some ID in
the subject or leave it blank... this will be a pain for sorting my
mails.

--
Google Blogoscoped
http://blog.outer-court.com
Jul 20 '05 #4

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On 26 May 2004 14:57:20 GMT, "Philipp Lenssen" <in**@outer-court.com>
wrote:
Jim Dabell wrote:
Philipp Lenssen wrote:
Nope. Encode spaces as %20. Note that specifying a subject may
result in lost mail.

<URL:http://www.htmlhelp.org/faq/html/links.html#mailto-subject>


This is bad :(
I'm exporting my blog-posts from Blogger.com. There is no direct way I
could change " " to "%20"...
I already got feedback Firebird breaks.

Thanks for the feedback to you two. I guess I'll have to use some ID in
the subject or leave it blank... this will be a pain for sorting my
mails.


I have occasionally used a subject in my email links, and have used an
underscore "_" where spaces would be. Seems to work fine for me.

Leslie

"I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person."
Jul 20 '05 #5

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