[Silva-general] email addresses with non-standard characters in silva

Kit BLAKE kitblake at infrae.com
Tue Dec 1 16:56:21 CET 2009


On 1 Dec 2009, at 14:30, Elisabeth Coughlin wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Kit BLAKE <kitblake at infrae.com> wrote:
> On 23 Nov 2009, at 11:23, Elisabeth Coughlin wrote:
>
> I have a problem with a mailto: link in Silva. it contains '. Eg. firstname.o'surname at beds.ac.uk
>
> I get a 'page not found' error.
>
> Is this a restriction set in Silva?
>
> It seems this doesn't work. Silva interprets the address as a url,  
> not a mailto. I also tried using %27 in place of ' with the same  
> result.
>
> Are there a lot of these o'last names?
>
> Kit
>
> hi kit,
>
> no not many in our institutuion - actually it was the first time i  
> came across the problem in Silva.
>
> But due to historical reasons, potato famine, industrial revolution  
> etc. there are a lot of people  with O'names, like O'Callaghan,  
> O'Flaherty etc. etc. around these parts.

This may not be so hard to change. I found another issue where we made  
it possible to use umlauts in urls. We need to modify the email  
address handling.

Kit



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