URL Schemes (Applications / Access Methods) and Scheme-Specific Syntaxes
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URL Syntax for Sending Electronic Mail (mailto)
A special syntax is defined to allow a URL to represent the command to send mail to a user:
The e-mail address is in standard Internet form: <username>@<domainname>. This is really an unusual type of URL because it does not really represent an object at all, though a person can be considered a type of resource.
The syntax for the Gopher Protocol is similar to that of HTTP and FTP:
See the topic on the Gopher protocol for more information on Gopher paths and how the protocol operates.
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