Re: [ANE-2] Announcement of peripheral site: Seal Studies-L
- On Fri, 26 May 2006, Phillip Jones wrote:
> Jeffrey,What Jeffrey was trying to tell you is that the URL was broken because of
> Thank you for the heads up.
> I suppose that I should be more careful with my punctuation in the
> future, so as to not cause any confusion.
the period at the end. It is not so much a matter of causing confusion as
it is of presenting a URL that doesn't work. I will take some of the
responsibility for this because I approved your posting without noticing
the period at the end of the URL. You probably had no way of knowing this
because it is a feature of the way that Yahoo makes URLs live in postings
and it is not intuitive, but something that one learns from experience.
For you (and other list members and anyone who posts to Yahoo groups),
Yahoo will include a period at the end of a URL in the URL making it
nonfunctional. If punctuation is needed, place the URL in <>. Since <
and > are not permitted characters in URLs, Yahoo's algorithm will stop
processing when it hits the >. The URL could be imbedded in a sentence as
> I'll be happy to repost the link without the punctuation, however IYes, there are some reasonably intelligent people on this list. But just
> should say, a good amount of people certainly were able to make it to
> the site even though that period was there. I suppose that they were
> able to think a bit and figure out that the purpose of the link was to
> reference them to the site, not to nitpick.
think how many more people might have showed up if the URL were a way to
get to the site rather than an intelligence test.