[X Newbies] Links in mail

Steven Rogers srogers1 at austin.rr.com
Thu Jun 19 10:16:24 PDT 2003

On Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 10:24 AM, Florin Alexander Neumann wrote:

> On Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003, at 18:29 Canada/Eastern, Steven Rogers 
> wrote:
>> Yeah, it worked fine because the "target=" part of the HTML is just 
>> text .  Mail is making the http://blah part into a link 
>> automatically.  Look under View=>Show=>Raw Source
> I must be dense, because I don't see your point. Your message is plain 
> text -- so there's not much to be seen. Mail parses the text and 
> recognizes http://blah as a link -- which is the way it's supposed to 
> work. . . .

Its just an example of the HTML that causes the problem sent as plain 
text so it can be seen. That's why when you click on the http: part, 
you don't see the problem mail has with the use of the target= argument.

> there's no reason for Mail to interpret HTML tags as a such, and 
> they're ignored. Which seems to me the way it's supposed to work.

Mail DOES interpret HTML tags when they're in an HTML formatted 
message. When an HTML message has the "target=" argument in an anchor 
tag, it breaks the link. The message I sent works because the target= 
argument is just text.

I don't know how it can be much more plain than that. The message I 
sent is not supposed to replicate the problem - its supposed to 
document it - hopefully to get Cricket's attention, if you haven't run 
him off already.


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