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Angle brackets

 

Angle brackets < > are rarely used. In the early days of the internet, angle brackets were sometimes used to enclose an email or web address. This was thought to avoid confusion about whether certain punctuation marks belonged to the address or the surrounding sentence.

 

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Now that most people understand the conventions of web and email addresses, this use of angle brackets is unnecessary.

 

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