35167Re: [ICG-D] Arisia Masquerade final public report
- Feb 1, 2007Hmmm - well, wearing my geek fedora Sharon - I do not disagree with
you on the mystery period - it will create the error.
Which, ... is why last night after I clicked on the
link (with the period that I did not notice), I also typed it in
freehand and without a period- and got the same result - bad page
This evening after reading your email (and feeling foolish for not
noticing the period), I typed it in again freehand - and voila - it worked
If you did not make any changes, then something was going on ... then
again - it's working now and if it ain't broke ...
As long as we can read it - I'm not complaining.
lack of periodicals not withstanding
At 09:26 AM 2/1/2007, you wrote:
><geek>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>Wearing my web geek hat, not my Arisia '07 Masquerade Assistant hat...
>The problem isn't a bad pointer on the page, but email mail clients that
>can't distinguish punctuation from URLs.
> > The report can be viewed at
>On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Richard A. Hill wrote:
> > Carole
> > I also tried the link
> and got the same error
>See the difference? ;-)
>But I'll bet that Richard also tried to click on the link in the email,
>not type the URL himself...
> > I think there is a bad pointer on the page, and I will bet that
> > shortly after this message is seen it will be found and corrected
> > Richard the First
>There's nothing for the web folk at Arisia to fix since the page and the
>URL is correct.
>This is why, when I send emails containing URLs, I'll put the URL on it's
>own line, or in the middle of the sentence. If it has to end a sentence,
>or have other punctuation after the URL, I'd rather leave it out, or
>insert a space.
>Please should test the two versions above, and if the one with the period
>causes you to have 404 errors, then be aware of this stupid glitch, and if
>you ever see the problem again, simply remove the period (or other
>punctuation) from the location bar in your browser.
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