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hyperlink for e-mail id ...mailto with special characters ...problem

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Hi,

How do i add a hyperlink to a email id having special characters?
I tried the same , say mailto : te*********@hoohoo.com
IN the to box i can see only till test_ and the rest is omitted.

Any ideas how the tags could be bypassed?
Though i am not a web page designer, I tried & but with no luck.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Best Regards
Krishna
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Krishna A.M wrote:

Oi! Do you see "binaries" in the name of this newsgroup? Turn off your HTML
attachments please!
How do i add a hyperlink to a email id having special characters?
I tried the same , say mailto : te*********@hoohoo.com


I won't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure that email addresses containing "&"
characters are in violation of RFC 822

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc822.html

Can anyone confirm?

If so, then the solution should be - stop using invalid email addresses! :)

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Jul 20 '05 #2

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> However, I have no idea what Krishna is attempting to do. What is "add a
hyperlink to an email id"? I would have guessed that it was how to encode
an email address within an HTML href attribute, but & would have sorted
that out, and I can't believe a browser would get something like that
wrong.

Can't he use %36 becuase encoded '/' is %2F
Jul 20 '05 #3

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Hello,

One more friend of me suggested to use a java sctipt HTMLEncode to input the
email id.
But the suggestion to use %26 works !!!
This is much more simpler and eazy for me.

I got the following information as well from
http://www.douggreenconsulting.com/articles/htmlamp.asp for other reserved
characters.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
0 NUL SOH STX ETX EOT ENQ ACK BEL BS HT LF VT FF CR SO SI
1 DLE DC1 DC2 DC3 DC4 NAK SYN ETB CAN EM SUB ESC FS GS RS US
2 SP ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /
3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
4 @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
5 P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _
6 ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
7 p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~ DEL

Thanks again for all your comments.

Best Regards
Krishna
PS: I am using IE 5.5/6.0 and mail client as Outlook 2K/XP
"Mr. Clean" <mr*****@protctorandgamble.com> wrote in message
news:MP************************@news-server.austin.rr.com...
However, I have no idea what Krishna is attempting to do. What is "add a hyperlink to an email id"? I would have guessed that it was how to encode an email address within an HTML href attribute, but &amp; would have sorted that out, and I can't believe a browser would get something like that
wrong.

Can't he use %36 becuase encoded '/' is %2F

Jul 20 '05 #4

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