[TAG] Points of style
ben at callahans.org
Mon Sep 20 16:31:47 MSD 2004
On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 10:58:58AM -0700, Heather wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 08:14:51AM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 03:22:47AM -0700, Heather Stern wrote:
> > > A quick note on good versus bad URL formation in Answer Gang missives.
> > > I like to encourage folks to go heavy on the URLs. My scripts
> > > automagically format correct URLs as hotlinks (one of the first and
> > > finest features I ever put in) but it gets indigestion on a few, and
> > > frankly it's annoying to code around.
> > Do you want this in the LG FAQ somewhere?
> Yes please :)
> But I still hate <http://...> format.
Ack - I've been using that format for ages myself. Moreover, it's a very
common usage; even if I broke the habit, we'd still get'em from
elsewhere. Besides, the Robustness Principle says that it's up to _us_
to handle this sort of thing from our end, and I agree. Is it a matter
of parsing? If so, I can surely make up a regex that would happily grab
these things; just let me know.
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