How to lunch webpage without using SMTP server?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Wed Jul 21 21:25:54 CEST 2004


On 2004-07-21, Matthew Scott <newsgroups at goldenspud.com> wrote:

>> I'm afraid I don't quite know what it means to "send an e-mail
>> from a web page."
>
> If the web page has something like:
><form action="mailto:abc at example.com">...</form>
>
> You can send an email from that web page.
>
>
> Quoted from http://htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/forms/form.html:
>
> "A mailto URI (e.g., mailto:liam at htmlhelp.com) is also allowed as an 
> ACTION, but this is not supported by all browsers. Non-supporting 
> browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x typically will open a 
> blank e-mail message when the user submits a mailto form. Even on 
> supporting browsers, mailto forms are troublesome in that they fail to 
> provide feedback to the user after the form submission."

And if the browser impliments that type of URL, it's going to
need access to an SMTP server.

-- 
Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow!  Yow! And then we
                                  at               could sit on the hoods of
                               visi.com            cars at stop lights!



More information about the Python-list mailing list