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Re: [Groff] Lesson: e-mail address coding in documents.

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Lesson: e-mail address coding in documents.
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 01:04:11 GMT

> I am using Netscape 4.6 (on Mandrake 6.1) sometimes so I now know
> what you are discribing.  It is the _causes_ I was refering to with
> <> and ().  The e-mail addresses are there, but like this:
> <address@hidden>, rather than this: <a
> href="mailto:address@hidden";>address@hidden</a>.

> Both Lynx and Netscape tried to figure out what to do with the <>
> and () style and gave up.  Hence the empty spaces when it rendered
> the page for viewing.
> Lesson: Do not use <> or () to bracket stuff without checking the
> results you get.  [] seems to work so you'll notice I used them in a
> couple places where appropriate.

This is quite unfortunate IMHO since using <> or () is the usual way
to indicate email addresses in plain text.  I'm very weak in HTML --
maybe there is something more verbatim than <pre>...</pre> available?


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