Section 11: Internet
- 11.1 Email and web addresses
- 11.2 Punctuation
- 11.3 Spelling and capitalization of common internet-related words
Internet terminology and style is rapidly evolving and in many cases there is no accepted standard. For consistency, our authority for Internet terminology is the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
Email addresses should appear as follows.
Web addresses that include the “www” prefix need not include the protocol prefix “http://” unless they are used in a context that includes other web addresses that do require a protocol prefix.
Always include the preceding protocol when the address in question links to an ftp site or does not contain the www prefix.
Normal punctuation should be used after a URL.
Further information is available at www.uvic.ca.
Try to avoid breaking a line of text in the middle of a URL. If it is necessary to break a line of text in the middle of a URL, do so after a slash.