[wp-hackers] URLs in email [was: load-(page) action hook]

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Tue May 27 19:25:42 GMT 2008

On May 24, 2008, at 3:10 PM, Eric Marden wrote:

> I ran across this in the codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference 
> ), and would like to...

On general principle, it is a good idea when putting URLs into an  
email to wrap them in brackets, like so: <http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference 

If you do this, you will prevent dead links resulting from email  
programs getting confused as to what is part of the URL and what is  
not.  (In this instance, the close parentheses was being read as part  
of the link in OS X "Mail".)  I have yet to come across an email  
program that does _not_ properly read angle brackets as delimiters on  

A small change to make everyone's life easier.  Sorry for the off- 
topic -- just addressing a common irritation.


Stephen Rider

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