Peter - I don't know if you've had any response to your query about
"mailto" links, yet, but here goes...
It appears that your software has to support the "mailto" function.
(This is from a tutorial on HTML). My version of Panorama (Pro 2.0)
doesn't include any provision for "mailto". The only thing it
references externally are entities (including http URLS) and viewers.
The EAD Working Group's meeting agenda (posted
Oct 24) listed the suggestion of adding an "EMAIL"
notation to the DTD (in eadnotat.ent).
Of course, the functionality of this will depend
on SGML browsers being "mailto" compliant.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT 06520
At 04:21 PM 11/7/97 GMT, you wrote:
>This is rather more of a Panorama question than an EAD one, but I
>wonder if anyone can help:
>Is it possible to use "mailto:[e-mail address]" as the target URL of
>an HTML-style link from a document display in Panorama? (I'm using
>Panorama Pro 1.5)
>I'm working with a little DTD of my own and have an element <url>
>(declared in the DTD simply as PCDATA), and, as suggested by the
>Panorama manual, I've added a processing instruction to the
>declaration subset in my document instance to tell it to treat the
>content as a URL (i.e. <?TAGLINK url URI>). This works fine when the
>content is a URL beginning with access method "http:", and if my
>browser (in this case, Netscape Navigator 3.01) is running, the
>target page is displayed.
>However, if the content of my <url> element starts with the access
>method "mailto:" (followed by an e-mail address), Panorama seems to
>treat the whole string as a file path, and attempting to follow the
>link, not surprisingly, just produces a "Can't open main entity"
>error. When I think about it, I don't think I've ever seen anyone
>using a "mailto" link from a Panorama display, so maybe it just isn't
>Is there perhaps another option available on the TAGLINK processing
>instruction? Is there *any* info available about Panorama processing
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