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RE: Citation of URLs

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 08:47:25 -0400
Message-ID: <01BEC9E8.1007E0E0.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Brian Kelly'" <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Just my two cents:

Many URLs don't start with "www.", for example, just "aware.hwg.com" is 
(just a little) ambiguous.

Many word processors and email programs (and more software in the future to 
be sure) will convert http://www.foo.com to a live hyper text link.  They 
will NOT do this for www.foo.com.

I see enough confusion between novices confusing email and web sites (as in 
"my web site is at novice@aol.com" or "our company's email is www.foo.com". 
 Please don't contribute to this by omitting the "http" bit.

On Friday, July 09, 1999 6:47 AM, Brian Kelly [SMTP:lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk] 
> Are there any accessibility issues regarding the citation of URLs, both
> online and in print?
> We've been having some discussion locally about the conventions for our
> newsletter.
> The following have been suggested:
> <URL:http://www.foo.com/>
> <http://www.foo.com/>
> http://www.foo.com/
> www.foo.com
> The final alternative, with a Courier font, has been suggested as it's
> shorter than the others.
> Would this cause any accessibility (or other) problems?
> Thanks
> Brian
Received on Friday, 9 July 1999 08:48:59 UTC

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