Bug 38121 - xdg-open generic should call xdg-email for mailto: links
Summary: xdg-open generic should call xdg-email for mailto: links
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: 1.1.0 rc1
Hardware: All Linux (All)
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Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2011-06-09 09:58 UTC by chadberg
Modified: 2011-12-22 02:32 UTC (History)
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Description chadberg 2011-06-09 09:58:19 UTC
Not every application is well enough behaved to call xdg-email for mailto: links, and not everyone is using a DE that will handle this.  In these cases, xdg-open should detect the mailto: and pass it on to xdg-email.

e.g., in my own xdg-open I have added 

> if (echo "$1" | grep -q '^mailto:')
>         then xdg-email "$1"
>         exit_success
>     fi

to the open_generic routine, after the file: check and before passing it to the browser.  I had a circumstance where clicking a mailto: on a web page was opening a new blank browser window instead of the intended behavior.


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