form action mailto should not bring up compose window

VERIFIED INVALID

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major
VERIFIED INVALID
16 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: s.vanslyck, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 2000
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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016

Pressing "submit" on an html form brings up an e-mail compose window. It should
not do so. It should display a lack-of-privacy message to the user and then send
the mail in the backrgorund.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Test enclosed html.
2. Fill out the form.
3. Press submit.

Actual Results:  
A compose window comes up.

Expected Results:  
The mail should just go, after display of the usual warning message about e-mail
privacy.
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Comment 1

16 years ago
Created attachment 113054 [details]
html for testing form action
Sorry, the mail window _must_ come up so that the user can see what information
is being sent.  This is explicitly stated in the spec as regards mailto: links,
and is common sense.

See the discussion in bug 61893, particularly comments 10, 14, 25, 68, 71, etc.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 3

16 years ago
I disagree. An request for comment IS NOT a specification. What does the W3C
specification say?
RFCs are the only things that describe the functioning of protocols.  The W3C
does not do protocol specifications.  While not all RFCs are specifications,
some are.

So in this case, that RFC is the only normative document describing how to
interoperably implement mailto: urls.

Perhaps you missed the part about "This document specifies an Internet standards
track protocol for the Internet community" right at the beginning of the RFC?
v (see comment 4)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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Comment 6

12 years ago
Revisit: I mailto link should behave as Boris stated. However, I understood what I was talking about to be a form-submit. No reply needed. Leave bug as invalid.
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