Re: E-mail Addresses

Subject: Re: E-mail Addresses
From: W Pienciak <wpiencia -at- EP -dot- IEEE -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1993 11:52:58 EDT

Lori Lathrop writes:
> I need some advice. When a document includes Internet e-mail addresses,
> should they be in uppercase or lowercase? I've seen it both ways. Any
> editors out there? Which do you prefer?

Me, I have a preference for all-lowercase addresses:
(1) It's the form most commonly seen.
(2) The Internet doesn't care (foo -at- big -dot- com is the same as FoO@ bIg.CoM).
(3) Some people don't know (2) and will suffer "Case Anxiety."
(4) I'm not sure that uppercasing improves the readability.
(4) Lowercase just "seems cleaner" to me.

Walter Pienciak
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions
wpiencia -at- ieee -dot- org

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