A click on a mailto: link opens a new message window of your mail client. But what is the technical background? What does the browser do to open the mail client, open a new message window in the mail client, and finally pass the link arguments to the new message window?
The background is that i want to do the same from a different application, but not the browser.
Google delivers tons of information on a mailto: usage level. My previous attempts to find more information about the technical background were not successful. That's why i hope to get some clues for a more specific google request.