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[aprssig] Giving a talk on APRS - got any power point slides ?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Mar 13 18:54:13 UTC 2005


jim at stuckinthemud.org wrote:

>Could I have the alternative link as well please, as I just get a page of
>advertising on the one supplied below.
>
>
>Hi Andy
>
>You're welcome to use to modify the one I have at
>http://www.qsl.net/ve5aa/APRS_presentation.htm.  The source files for it can
>be downloaded at http://www.qsl.net/ve5aa/APRS_presentation.zip.  If you
>find the download going slowly, please send me a note off the list and I can
>send you an alternate URL.
>
>  
>
The problem is that the period ending the sentence is being considered 
part of the URL which makes it invalid. You must ALWAYS have white space 
around a URL so that it looks something like
       http://www.qsl.net/ve5aa/APRS_presentation.htm     this.  

Also, some mail clients insert hard carriage returns at the end of a 
line when they word-wrap long sentences, which will break URLs if they 
wrap to a second line.  To ensure that URLs don't word-wrap, you always 
want to cite them starting at the left of a new line as I am doing here,
      http://www.qsl.net/ve5aa/APRS_presentation.zip  
and then type a few spaces after the URL before starting a new line.    
This also makes it easier  to select and copy the URL without picking up 
the invisible carriage return at the end of the line,  [Some mail 
clients don't automatically turn URLs into live links, requiring you to 
select and copy (Ctrl-C) the URL text and then  hand-paste it (Ctrl-V) 
into a browser. ]






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