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Re: lynx-dev External Mail programs

From: Eduardo Chappa L.
Subject: Re: lynx-dev External Mail programs
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 22:30:36 -0800 (PST)

*** Henry Nelson wrote in the Lynx list on Dec 30, 1999:

:) Does mime treatment of file extensions, ".gif" and ".pdf," have anything to
:) do with a protocol, "mailto:";?
No it does not, but the point is that there are many ways to treat
different choices, It is my opinion that anything which is not should be treated in special ways. mailto: can be
treated by opening an external mail program, like you do with any of your
other choices. In another words, what I am saying is that there is no need
for the external command, maybe all this is leading to the external
command being associated with the return key (too).

:) > text/html files that are e-mailed to you. I do not see why you have to
:) > insist that there should be just one and only one way to open "mailto:";
:) I'm not.  Using a front-end script for your EXTERNAL would allow you to
:) offer a choice of various ways to execute pine as well as offer you a
:) choice as to what mailer you wanted to use.

If you can configure External to open a script, you can also do it from
this way. I do not see any difference. I have also had to eat my anger
after not being able to save my letter, which finally did not get sent by
the lynx mailer, just because I was not smart enough at the time to think
of a way to keep my letter. If I had been using my mailer I could have
saved it. I do not see anything wrong in just configuring a mail program.
I think people in general would appreciate it. If anybody is against this
please speak, I want to know why it is bad, when I only see something good
out of it.


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