Please support mailto support

Hi Group,
I submitted Bug 488330 to Mozilla today.
This is the gist if it:
The URI schema 'mailto:' is not supported when submitting form
results. It is needed on the <xf:submission>element, action attribute.
When I attempt to use it I receive an error. See the example at the
end of the bug report.

See the XForms recommendation, section 11.9 Submission Options:
"Other bindings, in particular to the URI scheme "mailto:" may, and
the schemes "https:" and "file:" should, be supported."

I know that 'mailto' is not required, but take pity on me. Without
this, I can not finish my project.

Please vote for bug 488330

Thank you,
Gary
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threehearths
4/14/2009 6:55:10 PM
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Hi,

threehearths@att.net wrote:
> I know that 'mailto' is not required, but take pity on me. Without
> this, I can not finish my project.

What prevents you from sending the data to a script on your server and
let this script send out an email? Using mailto: submission on client
side is very error-prone (there needs to be a mail program installed and
properly configured, the user needs to click the send button, ...)

Philipp
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Philipp
4/14/2009 9:17:38 PM
Hi Gary,

We actually had mailto working at one point, looks like it has broken 
under FF3 (seems to still partially work under FF2).

There are issues with mailto that you need to understand.  Look at some 
of the discussions here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=301571

If you are ok with how we implemented it (opening the default mail 
program if possible, require the user to click send button), then I will 
take the time to get this to get this fixed in FF3.  But if what you 
really desire is like a background-only emailing process, then doing it 
from a server as Philipp mentioned is the way you want to go.

Let me know what you think,
--Aaron

threehearths@att.net wrote:
> Hi Group,
> I submitted Bug 488330 to Mozilla today.
> This is the gist if it:
> The URI schema 'mailto:' is not supported when submitting form
> results. It is needed on the <xf:submission>element, action attribute.
> When I attempt to use it I receive an error. See the example at the
> end of the bug report.
> 
> See the XForms recommendation, section 11.9 Submission Options:
> "Other bindings, in particular to the URI scheme "mailto:" may, and
> the schemes "https:" and "file:" should, be supported."
> 
> I know that 'mailto' is not required, but take pity on me. Without
> this, I can not finish my project.
> 
> Please vote for bug 488330
> 
> Thank you,
> Gary
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Aaron
4/15/2009 6:00:21 PM
On Apr 14, 4:17 pm, Philipp Wagner <n...@philipp-wagner.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> threehear...@att.net wrote:
> > I know that 'mailto' is not required, but take pity on me. Without
> > this, I can not finish my project.
>
> What prevents you from sending the data to a script on your server and
> let this script send out an email? Using mailto: submission on client
> side is very error-prone (there needs to be a mail program installed and
> properly configured, the user needs to click the send button, ...)
>
> Philipp

Server, what server? Not every organization has a server. This program
is for the rest of us.
Gary
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threehearths
4/16/2009 8:19:50 PM
On Apr 15, 1:00 pm, Aaron Reed <aar...@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi Gary,
>
> We actually had mailto working at one point, looks like it has broken
> under FF3 (seems to still partially work under FF2).
>
> There are issues with mailto that you need to understand.  Look at some
> of the discussions here:https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=301571
>
> If you are ok with how we implemented it (opening the default mail
> program if possible, require the user to click send button), then I will
> take the time to get this to get this fixed in FF3.  But if what you
> really desire is like a background-only emailing process, then doing it
> from a server as Philipp mentioned is the way you want to go.
>
> Let me know what you think,


Hi Aaron,
Opening the e-mail client is exactly what I want to see. This is for
low volume work. If they have so much data to move, yes they should
get a server.

Thank you for thinking of the rest of us,
Gary
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threehearths
4/16/2009 8:29:24 PM
Hi Gary,

I doubt that I'll be able to get to this until next week.  Got a work 
deadline coming up.  If you don't see anything happening on your bug in 
10 days, ping me again to make sure I didn't forget.

Thanks,
--Aaron

threehearths@att.net wrote:
> On Apr 15, 1:00 pm, Aaron Reed <aar...@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> Hi Gary,
>>
>> We actually had mailto working at one point, looks like it has broken
>> under FF3 (seems to still partially work under FF2).
>>
>> There are issues with mailto that you need to understand.  Look at some
>> of the discussions here:https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=301571
>>
>> If you are ok with how we implemented it (opening the default mail
>> program if possible, require the user to click send button), then I will
>> take the time to get this to get this fixed in FF3.  But if what you
>> really desire is like a background-only emailing process, then doing it
>> from a server as Philipp mentioned is the way you want to go.
>>
>> Let me know what you think,
> 
> 
> Hi Aaron,
> Opening the e-mail client is exactly what I want to see. This is for
> low volume work. If they have so much data to move, yes they should
> get a server.
> 
> Thank you for thinking of the rest of us,
> Gary
0
Aaron
4/16/2009 10:03:58 PM
<snip>
If you don't see anything happening on your bug in
> 10 days, ping me again to make sure I didn't forget.
>
<snip>

Hi Aaron,

Thank you! That your willing to help with this is a relief.

Gary
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threehearths
4/17/2009 6:03:12 PM
On Apr 16, 5:03=A0pm, Aaron Reed <aar...@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi Gary,
>
> I doubt that I'll be able to get to this until next week. =A0Got a work
> deadline coming up. =A0If you don't see anything happening on your bug in
> 10 days, ping me again to make sure I didn't forget.
>
> Thanks,
> --Aaron
>
> threehear...@att.net wrote:
> > On Apr 15, 1:00 pm, Aaron Reed <aar...@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Gary,
>
> >> We actually had mailto working at one point, looks like it has broken
> >> under FF3 (seems to still partially work under FF2).
>
> >> There are issues with mailto that you need to understand. =A0Look at s=
ome
> >> of the discussions here:https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=
=3D301571
>
> >> If you are ok with how we implemented it (opening the default mail
> >> program if possible, require the user to click send button), then I wi=
ll
> >> take the time to get this to get this fixed in FF3. =A0But if what you
> >> really desire is like a background-only emailing process, then doing i=
t
> >> from a server as Philipp mentioned is the way you want to go.
>
> >> Let me know what you think,
>
> > Hi Aaron,
> > Opening the e-mail client is exactly what I want to see. This is for
> > low volume work. If they have so much data to move, yes they should
> > get a server.
>
> > Thank you for thinking of the rest of us,
> > Gary

Hi Aaron,
I'm just checking if 488330 is still on your todo list. This would
bring back mailto.
Happy first of May
Gary
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Gary
5/1/2009 8:20:21 PM
Hi Gary,

Yep, it is still on my list.  Been struggling for 3 weeks now trying to 
figure out why something is happening on my 'real job' and looks like we 
are about to round the bend on the problem.  Then I should have time to 
look at it.  I took a checkout home last night and did a build so it'll 
be ready for me to work with when I've got the time.

Thanks for your patience,
--Aaron

Gary wrote:
> On Apr 16, 5:03 pm, Aaron Reed <aar...@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> Hi Gary,
>>
>> I doubt that I'll be able to get to this until next week.  Got a work
>> deadline coming up.  If you don't see anything happening on your bug in
>> 10 days, ping me again to make sure I didn't forget.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> --Aaron
>>
>> threehear...@att.net wrote:
>>> On Apr 15, 1:00 pm, Aaron Reed <aar...@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Gary,
>>>> We actually had mailto working at one point, looks like it has broken
>>>> under FF3 (seems to still partially work under FF2).
>>>> There are issues with mailto that you need to understand.  Look at some
>>>> of the discussions here:https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=301571
>>>> If you are ok with how we implemented it (opening the default mail
>>>> program if possible, require the user to click send button), then I will
>>>> take the time to get this to get this fixed in FF3.  But if what you
>>>> really desire is like a background-only emailing process, then doing it
>>>> from a server as Philipp mentioned is the way you want to go.
>>>> Let me know what you think,
>>> Hi Aaron,
>>> Opening the e-mail client is exactly what I want to see. This is for
>>> low volume work. If they have so much data to move, yes they should
>>> get a server.
>>> Thank you for thinking of the rest of us,
>>> Gary
> 
> Hi Aaron,
> I'm just checking if 488330 is still on your todo list. This would
> bring back mailto.
> Happy first of May
> Gary
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Aaron
5/5/2009 9:02:45 PM
>
> Yep, it is still on my list. =A0Been struggling for 3 weeks now trying to
> figure out why something is happening on my 'real job' and looks like we
> are about to round the bend on the problem. =A0Then I should have time to
> look at it. =A0I took a checkout home last night and did a build so it'll
> be ready for me to work with when I've got the time.
>
> Thanks for your patience,
> --Aaron
<snip>

Hi Aaron,
Thank you for your persistence. I didn't know that this was not part
of your real job.
Gary
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Gary
5/6/2009 5:15:36 PM
Hi Gary,

It used to be, but now is just a hobby.

I put a patch on the bug and asked for review.  It should hopefully be 
in a nightly in the next few days once the reviews happen.

--Aaron

Gary wrote:
>> Yep, it is still on my list.  Been struggling for 3 weeks now trying to
>> figure out why something is happening on my 'real job' and looks like we
>> are about to round the bend on the problem.  Then I should have time to
>> look at it.  I took a checkout home last night and did a build so it'll
>> be ready for me to work with when I've got the time.
>>
>> Thanks for your patience,
>> --Aaron
> <snip>
> 
> Hi Aaron,
> Thank you for your persistence. I didn't know that this was not part
> of your real job.
> Gary
0
Aaron
5/6/2009 7:29:51 PM
>
> I put a patch on the bug and asked for review. =A0It should hopefully be
> in a nightly in the next few days once the reviews happen.
>
Thanks!
Gary
0
Gary
5/9/2009 7:49:26 PM
Checked in the fix to the 1.9 branch today, so should be in the next 
nightly for FF3.

--Aaron

Gary wrote:
>> I put a patch on the bug and asked for review.  It should hopefully be
>> in a nightly in the next few days once the reviews happen.
>>
> Thanks!
> Gary
0
Aaron
5/12/2009 6:09:21 PM
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