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avoiding bad links [was slip trailing that doesn't go flat]

updated tue 28 oct 08


Martin Rice on sun 26 oct 08

Hi, Vince:

Screwed up URLs are indeed frustrating. If you haven't tried this, I'd
suggest that you put the URL (or email address for that matter) you're
including in an email in angle brackets, thusly:

You really don't need to do it with short URLs such as this, but it's
a good habit to get into, especially if the address is a little long.
Different email servers and clients tend to wrap lines at different
lengths, sometimes resulting in, as you've noted, part of the address
appearing un-highlighted on the following line. With the angle
brackets that never seems to happen and the brackets never interfere
when the link is clicked on.

Hope this helps.

Signal Mountain, TN

On Oct 25, 2008, at Oct 25, 20088:05 PM, Vince Pitelka wrote:

> Please note that on some of the websites in my post on slip
> decorating, the
> ".htm" was abandoned as a cyber-orphan on the following line, so the
> links
> will not be clickable. In order to access the website you need the
> ADDRESS. Why the f--k does this happen? Why can't a website
> address appear
> as a clickable link without part of the address appearing un-
> highlighted on
> the following line? Considering how long the Internet has been in
> use, I
> would think that this would have been figured out.
> - Vince
> Vince Pitelka
> Appalachian Center for Craft
> Tennessee Tech University