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The first URL retrieves /home/chuck/document.html from the user's loc-
al machine off the current storage device, typically C:\ on a Windows
PC. The second is identical to the first, except we've omitted the local-
host reference to the server; the server name defaults to the local drive.
The third example uses some protocol to retrieve monthly_sales.html
from the server, and the fourth example uses
the local PC's operating system to retrieve the same file from the D:\
drive or device.
6.2.5. The mailto URL
The mailto URL is very common in HTML/XHTML documents. It has the
browser send an electronic mail message to a named recipient. It has
the format:
mailto: address
The address is any valid email address, usually of the form:
user @ server
Thus, a typical mailto URL might look like:
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