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Re: [opensuse] Re: URLs in Email
  • From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:09:38 -0500
  • Message-id: <200906301109.38677.bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In <4A49DA54.40103@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Howorth wrote:
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
In <4A48C2E6.5090907@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Howorth wrote:
You were complaining about your mail reader breaking URLs into half.
One reason is when people forget to format URLs correctly in emails:

How is this:
<http://www.3111skyline.com/download/screenshots/driveTempFailure-Proba
bil ityDensity.jpg>

Any more "correct" that just writing the URL out? Specifically, what
IETF RFC, W3C recommendation, or IEC, ISO, or IEEE standard specifies
this?

RFC 3986, though it was in the predecessor RFC2396 since at least 1998.

<http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3986.html>

See "Appendix C. Delimiting a URI in Context" and especially

"In such cases, it
is important to be able to delimit the URI from the rest of the text,
and in particular from punctuation marks that might be mistaken for
part of the URI.

In practice, URIs are delimited in a variety of ways, but usually
within double-quotes "http://example.com/";, angle brackets
<http://example.com/>, or just by using whitespace:

I'll continue following this RFC by using whitespace. Specifically ASCII
code point 0x20 a.k.a <SP>. If your MUA breaks the URL, I'll just tell you
to fix your MUA. :P

Thanks for the reference though.
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