[kdepim-users] mailto link in kmail does not display as expected

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Fri Jul 11 22:01:03 BST 2008

On Friday 11 July 2008, dcw wrote:
> I have setup a document in html format that contains a mailto link as
> below:
> <a
> href="mailto:dwoody1 at charter.net?subject=message&body=TextInTheBodyOf
>ThisMessage. %0A">click here</a>
> If I look at the html document in konqueror or firefox and click on
> the mailto link, the body is displayed in the body of the email
> (kmail), as expected.
> But, when I email the document to myself and click on the link from
> the message in kmail the body portion is put in the subject instead.
> I have searched the web and the archives of this list and have not
> found anything that refers to this behavior of Kmail.
> I am using Centos 5.2 with all patches applied, Kde 3.5.x with all
> patches applied. Hardware is i386.
> Kmail is setup as the default mailer for the browser.
> I tested with another mailer and it worked as expected.
> Is there a workaround for this such that it would still work for a
> different mailer?

Maybe KMail encodes the ampersand as & for displaying purposes and 
this encoding breaks the correct evaluation of the URL. Or maybe 
KMail's internal parser for mailto: URLs is broken.

In either case I cannot think of a workaround.

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