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3.5. MAILTO

The mailto URL scheme is used to designate the Internet mailing address of an individual or service. No additional information other than an Internet mailing address is present or implied.

A mailto URL takes the form:

        mailto:<rfc822-addr-spec>

where <rfc822-addr-spec> is (the encoding of an) addr-spec, as specified in RFC 822 [6]. Within mailto URLs, there are no reserved characters.

Note that the percent sign ("%") is commonly used within RFC 822 addresses and must be encoded.

Unlike many URLs, the mailto scheme does not represent a data object to be accessed directly; there is no sense in which it designates an object. It has a different use than the message/external-body type in MIME.


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