If you don't have any confidence in the URL, then why would you bother
giving it out at all? Links are links. Make them active.
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 14:57, Pottinger, Hardy J. <[log in to unmask]
> Hi, this topic has come up for discussion with some of my colleagues, and I
> was hoping to get a few other perspectives. For a public interface to a
> repository and/or digital library, would you make the handle/PURL an active
> hyperlink, or just provide the URL in text form? And why?
> My feeling is, making the URL an active hyperlink implies confidence in the
> PURL/Handle, and provides the user with functionality they expect of a
> hyperlink (right or option-click to copy, or bookmark).
> Thanks for your input.
> HARDY POTTINGER <[log in to unmask]>
> University of Missouri Library Systems
> "No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone,
> turn back." --Turkish proverb