[whatwg] [WF2] action="mailto:" - encoding spaces

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 2 02:00:11 PST 2008

On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> Consider this form:
> <form action="mailto:?subject=1+2" action="POST">
>    <input type="submit" value="Compose">
> </form>
> (which contains a valid mailto URI meaning that "1+2" should be the 
> value of the subject)
> Imagine in your browser that it supports setting the default mailto URI 
> handler to Gmail (a web-based client that uses *http* URIs).
> If you submit that form, you'd get
> <https://mail.google.com/mail/?compose=1&view=cm&fs=1&su=1+2>

Why? How so?

Are you referring to the registerProtocolHandler() API, to mailto: form 
submission, or to something else?

Could you lay out the steps that take us from a form submission using a 
mailto: URL to an HTTPS request to GMail?

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