Solved

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

Posted on 1998-02-17
2
209 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
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
0
Comment
Question by:mdhq
2 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 80 total points
ID: 1843144
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.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:lucasP
ID: 1843145
it works fine in ie 4.0 but ie 4.0 does support many 'netscapisms'
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Building a website can seem like a daunting task to the uninitiated but it really only requires knowledge of two basic languages: HTML and CSS.
Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
The viewer will learn the benefit of using external CSS files and the relationship between class and ID selectors. Create your external css file by saving it as style.css then set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your prop…
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question