[UA-discuss] SAC095 - SSAC Advisory on the Use of Emoji in Domain
jothan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 00:33:41 UTC 2017
I think emoji is fascinating and potentially interesting to watch, and am
not suggesting that emoji, once a bit more settled and standardized by
those respective groups, may drift into our orbit.
Rather, I am suggesting that we not allow it to distract us while working
the existing issues.
On May 31, 2017 09:51, "Mark Svancarek via UA-discuss" <ua-discuss at icann.org>
> Your explanation makes sense to me.
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> On Behalf Of Andre Schappo
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> > On 31 May 2017, at 16:59, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>
> > On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 03:49:21PM +0000, Andre Schappo wrote:
> >> My standard practice is to make, whenever possible, my links WYSIWYG. I
> think it a good practice. Sometimes it is not possible because of overly
> long and complex URLs.
> > It's never actually been a recommendation from hypertext people,
> > however. They've always suggested that you should put links liberally
> > in running text that is in itself nicely readable. So,
> > <a href="target">In a previous post</a>, we discussed UA…
> > as opposed to
> > In a previous post, which you can find at <a
> > href="target">target</a>, we discussed UA …
> > Why do you think it's a good practice? It makes for very stilted
> > text.
> > A
> User reassurance - knowing the exact address of the website they will
> visit if they click the link.
> Transparency - stating clearly and exactly the address of the website they
> will visit if they click the link.
> User feedback - Users can visually verify that the address of the website
> they land on after clicking the link is indeed what was stated.
> I consider it makes for better security because the address is upfront for
> visual inspection/examination and not hidden behind some text string/image.
> There is much discussion/arguments on IDNs and phishing/spoofing because
> of, for instance, confusables.
> I consider spoofing/phishing is more easily achieved with links hiding
> behind text/images without going to the effort of employing and registering
> IDNs containing confusables.
> eg <a href="https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%
> HfjEidaFOYajw%3D&reserved=0">the honest and genuine bank<a>
> I too used to hide links behind text/images but for about 4/5 years now I
> have been making links explicit as I consider it better security and better
> practice. One way in which I retain reading flow is to treat the link as a
> full stop ie terminating a sentence. Also, one can use links in a similar
> manner to the way citations are used in academic papers
> André Schappo
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