RE: Period at the end of a link or not?

Subject: RE: Period at the end of a link or not?
From: Yves JEAUROND <jingting -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:19:33 -0500 (EST)

Fyi, _WiredStyle_ recommends using a period. They also offer tips
on where to break a long URL.
I have an early edition: ISBN 1-888869-01-1; not sure if it is still in print.



We are writing a "Getting Started Guide". There are a couple of sentences
with long links: i.e., to download XYZ, you can do it from here (of couse we
don't write here because it is a pdf and because we want the user to see the
path even if it is long).

My colleague thinks it should have a period at the end of the link to make
it a sentence and to be grammatically correct. Is this truly a grammatical
sentence? Here is an example. Period or no period?

*please go to our on line password request link ***m/SupportAndServices/Request_Login>
* For your protection and ours, we cannot provide this information via

Sometimes people copy and paste instead of clickng the link. So yes, it is
true, it is a PDF and not everybody has a way to copy it but I tend to think
that a period at the end of a path is an extra invitation to error.

What is your opinion regarding the issue.


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