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Thursday, August 10, 2006

So that's how they do it - adding a message to mailto

The href="mailto:" tag is useful, and I know how to add a subject, but today I learnt how to add a message as well. The example comes from the DOI web site:

This bit of code:

<p>If you believe you have requested a DOI name that should be found, you may report this error to
<a href="mailto:doi-help@doi.org?subject=DOI Not Found&body=The%20following%20DOI%20was%20not%20found:%0D%0A...f">doi-help@doi.org</a>.
<b>Please include information regarding where you found the DOI in your message: http://www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk/....pdf</b></p>


Gives this result:

If you believe you have requested a DOI name that should be found, you may report this error to
doi-help@doi.org.
Please include information regarding where you found the DOI in your message: http://www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk/media/d6lntlwywjn3hdu6ekdw/contributions/0/5/8/3/058352377848735w.pdf



The &body= tag gives the text of the email message. Neat.

3 Comments:

  • But unfortunately not all mail clients support mailto:

    (or so I'm told ;) )

    By Anonymous Kehan Harman, at 10:15 pm  

  • Just to say thanks, Was looking for this (couldn't remember)

    By Anonymous Joshua Davison, at 6:22 pm  

  • Thank you, i've been searching for this for a while because I didn't want to use the PHP "mail()" function! :)
    (It's 8:26PM EST here!)

    By Anonymous Matt, at 1:27 am  

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