Specifying a URL in an e-mail

Subject: Specifying a URL in an e-mail
From: Michael Andrew Uhl <uhl -at- VISLAB -dot- EPA -dot- GOV>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 09:43:02 -0800

Fellow TECHWR-Lers:

The Netscape 2.0 mail program, and apprently the newest version
of Eudora, recognize URLs in e-mail messages and set up the
link automatically. They only do this is the URL is complete.
Consequently, if you specify a URL in a message that you
would like readers to visit, I ask that you write out the
URL completely. For example, someone recommended we have a look
at

www.software.hosting.ibm.com/year2000/index.html

Because the URL is incomplete, Netscape did not recognize it
and did create an HREF tag.

http://www.software.hosting.ibm.com/year2000/index.html

will work.

...just an idea for improving communication.

-Mike

--

Michael Andrew Uhl, Lead Technical Writer (uhl -at- vislab -dot- epa -dot- gov)
Lockheed Martin, Primary Support Contractor to US EPA
National Environmental Supercomputing Center (NESC)


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