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


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


will work.

...just an idea for improving communication.



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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