simple mailto hack (Re: Digest Reply Link)

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Tue Sep 19 06:51:49 EDT 2006

On 18 Sep 2006, at 17:35, Mark Wieder wrote:

> Each individual message in a MIME
> digest includes a Content-Type header identifying it as type
> "message/rfc822" and "MIME-Version 1.0". The headers of the individual
> message are not changed, allowing mail reader client apps to function
> as they normally would for single messages. All the header information
> *is* in the digest already - it's up to client apps to handle it
> properly. If it didn't work this way I'd never be able to put up with
> digest mode.
> Check section 5.1.5 (Digest Subtype) of rfc 2046:

Not here it ain't. Here is a typical raw source header from within  
the digest as received by me:

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 11:53:55 -0700
From: Devin Asay <devin_asay at>
Subject: Re: Folder permissions question
To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at>
Message-ID: <24583B86-6DA3-453F-9DDE-4E47CE30A860 at>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed

So, my (probably inadequate anyway) mail client - Mac Mail - can't do  
anything unassisted.

Sad, because I'm always doing the copy/paste routine described by the  
originator of this thread.


Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / UK and France

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