On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, Barbara Blum wrote:
Does anyone know whether an email address containing an underscore can
be shown as a HTML link, yet still show the underscore? I have several
users in this boat and since not everyone configures their web browser
to be their email package, people simply copy down what they can see of
the email address.
This isn't easily correctible via HTML, since how the link is displayed is
a function of the browser. most browsers display links in a different
color and underlined. I know that with Netscape, one can toggle off the
underlining of links. But that's not necessarily true with other browsers,
and there's no standard HTML method for changing browser settings.
(Not that I'd recommend doing it if there were...)
Obviously the person viewing it could view the source code, but that
isn't something I want to explain to the "public." I realize that
alternatively I could provide the email as plain text next to the link,
but that doesn't seem very efficient.
That really is the best solution. The alternative is to force whoever has
the underscore in their username to change their name, then set-up a mail
alias for the old username to point to the new one. Annoying and of
course, more work...
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