Does anyone else find it annoying when you accidentally click on a mailto: link? I’ll click on someone’s name, expecting the link to go to their blog or a bio page or something, and then realize (too late) that my system is firing up Thunderbird. D’oh.
I know it’s a part of internet history, but I think mailto: should be buried alongside the blink tag. It’s a wart on the web browser user interface, a Burmese tiger pit in the browsing experience. 99% of the time, clicking a link takes you to a new web page, but sometimes, depending on a whim of the developer, it might open up your email client.
Dear web developers, may I humbly suggest that the only time you use a mailto: link is when the link text is an email address? That way, the consequences of my clicking will be much clearer. Thanks!