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The 'mailto' URI Scheme (RFC6068) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200302D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-05
Document File: 34 page(s) / 37K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Duerst: AUTHOR [+3]


The 'mailto' URI scheme is used to identify resources that are reached using Internet mail. In its simplest form, a 'mailto' URI contains an Internet mail address. For interactions that require message headers or message bodies to be specified, the 'mailto' URI scheme also allows providing mail header fields and the message body.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         M. Duerst Request for Comments: 6068                      Aoyama Gakuin University Obsoletes: 2368                                              L. Masinter Category: Standards Track                     Adobe Systems Incorporated ISSN: 2070-1721                                              J. Zawinski                                                               DNA Lounge                                                             October 2010

                         The 'mailto' URI Scheme


   This document defines the format of Uniform Resource Identifiers    (URIs) to identify resources that are reached using Internet mail.    It adds better internationalization and compatibility with    Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs; RFC 3987) to the    previous syntax of 'mailto' URIs (RFC 2368).

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Duerst, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6068                 The 'mailto' URI Scheme            October 2010

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