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<a href=mailto:....?subject=... wont work with Internet Explorer??!

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Hi.
I've written the following HTML code which works fine
with Netscape:
<A HREF="mailto:someone@somewhere.com?subject=Test">test</A>

Clicking to link from Internet Explorer, the entire
"someone@somewhere.com?subject=Test" is assign to the
"TO:" field instead of assigning someone@somewhere.com
to the "TO:" field and "Test" to the subject field.
Is there a variant which is guarantied to work with
both (all?) browsers?

mdhq
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The reason is that the syntax you are trying to use the a "Netscape-ism" and not standard HTML.  IE doesn't support this in the same way.  If you need a browser independent way of sending an email with a subject, you'll need to use a cgi-bin program on the server as an action to a FORM.
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by:lucasP
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it works fine in ie 4.0 but ie 4.0 does support many 'netscapisms'
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