[Python-Dev] Re: Python-dev summary for 2002-08-15 - 2002-09-01

François Pinard pinard@iro.umontreal.ca
Mon, 02 Sep 2002 11:15:54 -0400

>> you'd have
>>     Brett> Guido said he will revive the PEP.  The patch has since been put
>>     Brett> on SF at <http://python.org/sf/599331>.
>> The two changes make it much more likely that email readers will be able to
>> successfully highlight such URLs correctly.
> I think adding http:// alone should be sufficient.  Despite all the
> official recommendations, I've always hated the <...> form.

Gnus highlights correctly with the `http://', and adds clickability.  The `<'
and '>' are not needed.  I do not know what other mail readers do.

To get the same effects with email addresses, I often prefer using `mailto:'
as a prefix over writing `<' and `>' around a quoted address in a message
body, even if not fully systematic about this.  In the message header itself,
`<' and '>' are the proper way to go, of course.

François Pinard   http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard