Ampersand Command? Hey, that rhymes!
April 13, 2005 6:12 AM   Subscribe

Is there an Ampersand command for "@"? If so, what is it?
posted by C17H19NO3 to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
 
What do you mean by ampersand command? HTML entity? If so, then yes -- there's the one that's likely to be supported by everything (@ = @), and then there's the one I've never seen in the wild before (@ = @).

And on preview, the preview function emasculates all attempts to use entities by turning them into their equivalents! Yuck. :(
posted by delfuego at 6:20 AM on April 13, 2005


May I ask "why"?
posted by sbutler at 7:19 AM on April 13, 2005


Like sbutler before me, I'm curious about why you need HTML to display an @ but can't just type an @.
posted by revgeorge at 7:39 AM on April 13, 2005


Oh, I just wanted to be different with my profile page. Instead of my email address saying "blah at blah dot com", I wanted it to show "blah@blah.com"
posted by C17H19NO3 at 7:43 AM on April 13, 2005


Ahhh... okay. For a minute there you had me worried that you were trying to use an @ into a perl string or such. Carry on.
posted by sbutler at 7:50 AM on April 13, 2005


Doesn't this open you up to spam robots?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:49 AM on April 13, 2005


I figure there is a specific reason as to why Matt chose to format the member pages that way. Maybe I should keep it the original way?
posted by C17H19NO3 at 10:03 AM on April 13, 2005


delfuego: How to use/avoid the preview neuter:
See Ryvar's comment.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:23 AM on April 13, 2005


No, spam bots don't pick up on the HTML entity version of @.
posted by waldo at 12:08 PM on April 13, 2005


I figure most spam bots these days can parse "foo at bar dot com" as "foo@bar.com" with no problem. That's why I put my address in wrong.
posted by squidlarkin at 12:58 PM on April 13, 2005


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