Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] emacs: new mua mailto: URI handler

Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] emacs: new mua mailto: URI handler

Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:46:33 -0700

To: Mark Walters, Notmuch Mail


From: Jameson Graef Rollins

On Tue, Jun 19 2012, Mark Walters <> wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Apr 2012, Jameson Graef Rollins <> wrote:
>> The new function 'notmuch-mua-mailto' provides an interactive handler
>> for rfc6068 "mailto:" URIs.  It attempts to implement the rfc6068
>> specification:
>> More decoding of the mailto string needs to be done, as is evident by
>> the fact that the mailto test remains broken.
>> ---
>> Rebased against current master.
> Hi I have just been playing with this and it seems to work well. Indeed,
> I have not come across  any "real" links  that it fails on. (All the
> links on seem to work for example.)

Cool!  I haven't seen that site before, but it will certainly be useful
for me to extend the tests for this function.

> What is your experience? If it only fails on contrived examples then I
> am much happier about including it.

It's been working fine for me for many months.  I don't click on mailto
links that frequently, but it always seems to work when I do.

> I only had one comment on the lisp:
>> +      (notmuch-mua-mail to subject other-headers)
> If you make this
>    (notmuch-mua-mail to subject other-headers nil (notmuch-mua-get-switch-function))
> it respects the users preference on where to open the new message.

Great idea!  I'll add this to the next version.

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