From: John Eckman <email@example.com> (22)
Subject: Re: 10.0486 programming: pragmatics, with a request
>  From: "Charles L. Creegan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (14)
> Um, this is really dumb but...will all those inclined to submit useful URLs
> to the list please *not* put them at the end of a sentence, followed by a
> full stop. The point-and-click routine in Eudora 1.5.4 persists in reading
> the full stop as part of the URL whereupon most http servers give an error
> message. E.g. (just the latest):
> http://www.maa.org/t_and_l/ would succeed, but I got an error because it was
> written http://www.maa.org/t_and_l/.
FWIW, I *believe* the accepted spec is to enclose URLs in angle brackets.
On the Mac, the popular InternetConfig extension (and its accompanying
IceTe) will correctly interpret the brackets- I assume Eudora does as
So the example becomes <http://www.maa.org/t_andl/>. The period doesn't
matter as it falls outside the brackets.
John Eckman <email@example.com> Interdisciplinary Writing Program
<http://weber.u.washington.edu/~eckman> Dept. of English; Box 35-4330
University of Washington Seattle, WA 91895