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Short:ARexx scripts to pass mailto: links from IBrowse to YAM or SimpleMail
Author:Alexander Niven-Jenkins <anj at cremlinsoftware.org>
Uploader:Alexander Niven-Jenkins <anj cremlinsoftware org>
Type:comm/www
Requires:IBrowse 1.2+, YAM 2.x or SimpleMail
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:2003-03-07
Download:http://aminet.net/comm/www/ib2email.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/comm/www/ib2email.readme
Downloads:1359
Why were they written?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Plenty of these browser to email client arexx scripts popped up pretty soon
after the release of the various browsers/email clients, however they tended
to support multiple browsers and as such did not take advantage of all the
features offered by a specific browser.

I decided to write my own "clean" script that concentrated on IBrowse.


Features
~~~~~~~~
Fully supports all mailto: link options offered by IBrowse including the new
"&body=" element support introduced with IBrowse 2.3:

mailto:xxx at xxx.xxx
mailto:xxxxx <xxx at xxx.xxx>
mailto:xxxxx <xxx at xxx.xxx>?subject=xxxxx
mailto:xxxxx <xxx at xxx.xxx>?subject=xxxxx&body=xxxxx

And various combinations of the above:

mailto:xxx at xxx.xxx?body=xxxxx

Etc.


Installation
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Copy the relevant script to somewhere on your computer.

YAM - ib2yam.rexx
SimpleMail - ib2sm.rexx

See the scripts header for setting up IBrowse.


Bugs
~~~~
Not a bug with the script per se, but I have recieved reports about this.

If a link appears to have a "subject" element but no subject appears in the
resultant mail or it is attached to the end of the email address this is not
a bug with the script.  The script is sent these values individually by
IBrowse after it has parsed the link.

However, do not go sending a report to the IBrowse authors either because it
is not a bug in IBrowse.  The webmaster of the page in question has coded the
link incorrectly, although it may well work with Internet Explorer it is
wrong, send a report to the webmaster.


Notes
~~~~~
Unfortuntely SimpleMail (upto 0.19, the release at time of writing) does not
provide an arexx command to set the message body of a new mail, therefore,
even though the script contains all of the supporting code needed to handle
the "&body=" element nothing is actually done with it.


Contents of comm/www/ib2email.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
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[generic]                  689    1240  55.6% -lh5- 3a38 Mar  6  2003 ib2sm.rexx
[generic]                  700    1243  56.3% -lh5- d8cd Mar  6  2003 ib2yam.rexx
[generic]                  997    2110  47.3% -lh5- e3be Mar  6  2003 ib2email.readme
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 Total         3 files    2386    4593  51.9%            Mar  7  2003

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