open default MUA with a hyper link

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Tue Sep 7 11:22:41 CEST 2004

Nemesis <nem at nowhere.invalid> wrote:

> "Alex Martelli" wrote:
> >> Thank you for the link.
> >> I tried that syntax, but it seems that Internet Explorer
> >> doesn't support multiline bodies :-/
> >
> > Your choice is then to either upgrade to a better browser (IE has been
> > stagnant in features for years, resting on its laurels) or to drive IE
> > more intimately and "proprietarily" -- with win32com you can probably
> > make it turn somersaults, although your hair will whiten considerably
> > while you learn how to do so.
> Actually I use Firebird ;-)

Nice database engine, but not much of a browser.  Maybe you mean

> I'm studying this syntax in order to implement it in XPN, the newsreader
> I'm writing. I'd like to use it when the article has a 
> "Followup-To: poster". 
> So I need a simple and multiplatform solution.
> However I found that I can use an encoded form of the newline (%0A) that
> works with IE (I haven't tried yet with different browsers).I think I'll
> use the urllib.quote function in order to obtain this coding.

Sounds sensible, offhand.


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