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Re: Encoded characters should be valid in mailto

From: Andreas Prilop <aprilop@freenet.de>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 18:39:08 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
cc: NSC Webmaster <webmaster@nsc.ca>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1405051819580.16575@rrzn.uni-hannover.de>
On Sun, 4 May 2014, NSC Webmaster wrote:

> href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;

This is bullshit!
You must encode mailto links in the form

  <A HREF="mailto:Gene%20Bruce%20%3Cgbruce%40nsc.ca%3E">
  Gene&nbsp;Bruce</A>

To write "%40" instead of "@" is not necessary
but may be useful to hide addresses from spiders.
Received on Monday, 5 May 2014 16:42:52 UTC

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