301 Moved Permanently to mailto




Networking: HTTP
16 years ago
6 months ago


(Reporter: yoav, Unassigned)



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(Whiteboard: [necko-backlog], URL)



16 years ago
heyat the bottom of the website there's a link to: webmaster@timeanddate.com.

click on it. you'll be transfered to a page saying that the browser doesn't
support redirection to mailto addresses, but a second after a new message window
is opened.

i'm using mozilla build 2002051006 on win xp

Comment 1

16 years ago
I have never seen such an absurd construction before. The link is a cgi which
produces a 301 to a mailto. I would be surprised if this is allowed. HTTP people
should know (REASSIGNING).

I have not installed MailNews. The following happens:

1) Forte Agent (my default mail reader) is called with the correct mail address.

2) The 301 page is displayed in Mozilla.

Indeed confusing -> NEW

Assignee: Matti → darin
Component: Browser-General → Networking: HTTP
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: imajes-qa → tever
Summary: redirection → 301 Moved Permanently to mailto
Thats just.... 'odd'.

We have to show some page, I guess. Is this a bug?

Comment 3

16 years ago
I just tested on Linux where I use MailNews. Here I get a new mail plus a page.
I am not sure if this is a bug, but it is happening.

OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 4

16 years ago
hmm.. looks to me like the website author didn't expect the browser to render
the page resulting from the HTTP request.  there is no standard for such things,
but i suppose if we are going to popup a compose window we might want to
suppress rendering the contents of the page sent with the 301.


16 years ago
Severity: normal → trivial
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 5

12 years ago
-> default owner
Assignee: darin → nobody
QA Contact: tever → networking.http
Target Milestone: Future → ---

Comment 6

2 years ago
This is still an issue... I realize this is a really strange way to do a mailto link, but no other browser I've tested(IE,chrome,opera,Safari,Safari/win) has this behavior they all leave you on the page you were on when you clicked on the link.
Whiteboard: [necko-backlog]
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