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Maybe Email Addresses?

June 18, 2010 6:36:57.930

Patrick McKenzie explains why everything you think you know (as a software developer) about names (personal names, not variables) is wrong. While email addresses don't share all of those problems, it's not safe to assume that everyone who goes into your system will have one...

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Re: Maybe Email Addresses?

[Steven Fenger] June 18, 2010 15:51:01.756

I have a lot of problems when websites ask for company name. About 80% of the forms refuse to accept the '&' character. Using just "ATT" is a problem for an address since that is a common abbreviation for "attention". I then try to use "AT-T" which is also commonly rejected. Of course, "AT T" is really confusing and looks stupid.

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