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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Email question: format
From: Steven Saner <ssaner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 01:07:51 -0500
Reply-to: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

The standard format for an email address is:  Name <email@xxxxxxxxxx>
Now whether this works from a hyper-link or not, I don't know.


On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 05:24:09PM -0500, Burt Humburg wrote:
> Heh. Yes, I read the email and I did see the significance. Thank you
> nonetheless for answering my question, though it still remains because I'm
> too inarticulate.
> I'll put it in a different way. I'm not interested in my stuff formats in
> HTML, or how to format the HTML at all. (I am interested, of course, but I
> know how to do *that*.) I'm aware, thanks nonetheless for reiterating, that
> coding <a href="mailto:foobar@xxxxxxxxxx>Burt</a> will show only "Burt" on
> the screen but will send "foobar@xxxxxxxxxx" to my email client.
> I'm wanting more than that. I want to send both "foobar@xxxxxxxxxx" and
> "Burt Humburg" to my email client, and I'm wondering if there's a standard
> to do so...
> In my email client, I can paste in a string "Burt Humburg
> <bhumburg@xxxxxxxxxxx>" and it will correctly digest the string to label
> (Burt Humburg) and hyperlink (bhumburg@xxxxxxxxxxx). I can do both in HTML
> <a href="Burt Humburg <bhumburg@xxxxxxxxxxx>"> and send them both to my
> client.
> So, you see, my question has little to do with HTML. I'm interested more in
> "TO" field formatting. Is there a standard, or is this just my email client
> being a smarta**? (I'm almost positive I was doing this back in my PINE
> days.)
> When I first programmed the site, I used "[]" characters instead of "<>" to
> delimit what went where. My client promptly boinked. Thankfully, GoLive
> allows easy updating, so it didn't take long to change things sitewide.
> Nevertheless, I'm wondering if there was a standard, or if my client is the
> only one that can digest this kind of thing.
> Anyways, I'm wondering if there is a standard for "TO" field formatting.
> Know ye of any?
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