quotation mark in href mailto subject yields error in outlook

Issue #8247739 • Assigned to Nicolas A.


Harrison T.
Jul 22, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

Edge/IE11 Specific href mailto: Link Bug

  1. Set your default mail client to Outlook 2016.
  2. In a basic HTML file, within an <a> href mailto: value, add "subject=<some string containing a quotation mark>".
  3. Open the HTML file in Edge (or IE11).
  4. Click the mailto: link.
  5. Observe the following error in Outlook: “The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.”
  • Note that the exact same HTML results in successful email generation in Outlook when using Firefox, Chrome, or Opera.


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “Nicolas A.”

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