Re: Subscription

Larry Masinter <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 1994 19:41:35 --100
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From: Larry Masinter <>
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Subject: Re: Subscription 
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I wish the various list processors had an option where every mail
message sent out with them would contain a header:


or something. Maybe even make it a standard header instead of an x-

Obligatory www-talk discussion:

There are still a number of issues around 'mailto:' references:

a) I'd like a URI for 'mail retrieval' which contains the actual text
of the mail to be sent (for mail robots, listserv archives), and which
is different than the 'mailto:' kind of URL which identifies a person.

b) why is it 'mailto:person@host.dom' but not
'readnewsfrom:alt.test' and 'postnewsto:alt.test' vs. 'news:alt.test'.
Could it just be 'email:person@host.dom', since the 'resource' is the
mailbox, and not whether the mail is to it or from it? 

Should the 'From: ....' field in HTTP be a URL instead of a mail