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How do I??? HTML Links

GUEST,T J C 17 May 01 - 01:42 AM
SeanM 17 May 01 - 02:01 AM
Metchosin 17 May 01 - 02:02 AM
Bert 17 May 01 - 02:06 AM
wysiwyg 17 May 01 - 02:07 AM
GUEST,T J C 17 May 01 - 02:08 AM
Hillheader 17 May 01 - 02:23 AM
Hillheader 17 May 01 - 02:27 AM
wysiwyg 17 May 01 - 02:34 AM
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Hillheader 17 May 01 - 03:00 AM
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GUEST,T J C 17 May 01 - 08:51 AM
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KingBrilliant 17 May 01 - 09:01 AM
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Subject: How do I???
From: GUEST,T J C
Date: 17 May 01 - 01:42 AM

Can anyone please tell me how to link to another website by writing 'click here' and when you do, it links to the site??

Help please.


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: SeanM
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:01 AM

Well, if you click here (sorry, couldn't resist), the link will take you to the Mudcat HTML Stuff thread that will explain it all to you.

Hope this helps... I'd do the actual explanation here, but I've yet to attempt to master how to get HTML coding to show up in a post.

M


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Metchosin
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:02 AM

TJC, click on the teal coloured thread that says Newcomers Guide, then find the topic of Basic HTML in that thread and it will tell you how. Welcome to Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Bert
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:06 AM

You start off with the less than sign < then A then href=" then the link which you just cut and pasted from your browser then " and the Greater than sign > then the message then </a>


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:07 AM

Yes, and you can practice the tricks you learn here in this thread. Others will, too, once you start.

Once you know the basics of how to do it, try my trick-- copy and paste a template of the commands to a word processor document to leave on your desktop. Then you use that to build your clickies in the future, just changing the URL each time.

And if you don't figure it out right away, DON'T WORRY. Just type in the URL you want us to see, and someone will either make it into a clickie or else poeople will just paste your link into their address line. We all did this at first, and still do sometimes if in a hurry. There is lots of stuff in the FAQ that's more interesting-- take your time and enjoy being here.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: GUEST,T J C
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:08 AM

Wow, what a quick response, keep the suggestions comming.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Hillheader
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:23 AM

So if this is correct, Clicking Here will take me to Mudcat?

If if does not work, can someone please tell me where I have gone wrong?

Davebhoy


Almost, Davebhoy, but there's a space between "A" and "href" - you put "ahref" and it should be "a href"

<a href="http://www.mudcat.org">Click here</a>

<a href="mailto:joe@mudcat.org">Click to e-mail</a>



If you're posting links at Mudcat, the quotation marks are optional. I prefer not to use them, because they complicate the task of making links. Simple is better, I think. Fewer misteaks.
I find it's best to open a new browser window [CTRL-N] and navigate your way to the site you want to link to. Highlight and copy [CTRL-C] the URL (address) of the site, and then go back to your Mudcat message and paste [CTRL-V] the URL into your link. Be sure to include the http:// in that URL. The quotation marks are standard procedure, but most links work just fine without quotation marks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Hillheader
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:27 AM

That did not work So here goes again!!!

Click Here for Mudcat


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:34 AM

Davebhoy, looking at your second one--

<> You need a space between a and href

<> You need an [a] after the slash mark at the end

And the quotes are not necessary.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 May 01 - 02:36 AM

Those brackets around the letter a are not part of what you type-- just my way of setting off the thing I want you to do.

~S~


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Hillheader
Date: 17 May 01 - 03:00 AM

click here for mudcat

Success???

And should I see it as a blue click in the reply window?



--- Link fixed. ---
You missed the < and > around the /a
<a href="url here">clickable text here</a>


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Hillheader
Date: 17 May 01 - 03:04 AM

Some success at last!!!

I think I added the additional text as an afterthought and put it within the click area.

But hey I'm getting there.

Thanks again for all the help

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: GUEST,T J C
Date: 17 May 01 - 08:51 AM

here goes!!!

Go to Click here


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: GUEST,T J C
Date: 17 May 01 - 08:52 AM

HHHHHUUUURRRRRAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks all for your help!!!!!


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 17 May 01 - 09:01 AM

You can look at the raw HTML by using the Page Source option under the View menu at the top of Netscape browser, or by using Source option under the View menu at the top of the Internet Explorer browser. That is the way to learn any nice techniques that you see on any web page you access. Of course only the text formatting tags & linking tags will be appropriate to posting on the threads though.

Kris


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: GUEST,T J C
Date: 17 May 01 - 09:28 AM

tryying to e-mail myself with a 'click here' but it is not working any ideas??

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 May 01 - 09:49 AM

Practice King Brilliant's idea by going to my Prayer Chain FAQ thread and using view source to see how I do my clicks to my e-mail. Send me a test message if you like and then do one here for your own e-mail.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Stevangelist
Date: 17 May 01 - 12:05 PM

My E-Mail


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Stevangelist
Date: 17 May 01 - 12:06 PM

YAY!!! It Worked! My First Blue Clicky!

May The Road Rise To Meet You,

Stevangelist


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 May 01 - 12:08 PM

test message sent


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Matt_R
Date: 17 May 01 - 12:12 PM

How do you?
How do you?
How do you?

Sorry...Radiohead moment.


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 May 01 - 12:43 PM

Steve, test failed


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Subject: RE: How do I???
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 May 01 - 01:52 PM

One word of warning here. If you are using email links, remember you are making email addresses publicly available. Some may find it preferable to use a false address for test/ practice purposes.

While here... you can go a step further than KingBrilliant suggested. If you see something you like on a web page, nick it, i.e. copy and paste it, play with it - modify it if necessary to suit your needs and use it. I do and I wouldn't mind betting lots of others do...

Jon


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 01 - 01:54 PM

one two


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 May 01 - 09:18 PM

Jon, if I post my e-mail address as a link instead of posting it as open text, don't you think it's at least a little bit safer from the machines that go looking to harvest my address for spamming?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 May 01 - 10:47 PM

I don't know Joe, I don't understand the workings of these things - do they search on the pages as displayed or the underlying HTML?

Here's one for somebody: I just tried a Google search for "catspaw49" and it yeilded about 10-15 results from Mudcat. I can understand the ones from the resource pages which are static pages but how do these things manage to pick up results from pages such as these forum pages which are generated dynamically?

Jon


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 May 01 - 11:17 PM

Ignore my question above - I see what happens now.

Jon


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: SeanM
Date: 18 May 01 - 11:22 PM

A neat trick I just discovered for 'mailto' links... (I'm leaving the brackets off because I don't know the code to get them to display...

But, the normal mailto link of "mailto:yourname@youremail.com" just gives you the email link. If you make it "mailto:yourname@youremail.com?subject=This appears on the subject line", you then get the same email link, but it automatically inserts whatever you wish for the subject line...

Well, *I* thought it was keen...

M


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 May 01 - 11:33 PM

Try this one Sean.

Jon


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 May 01 - 11:36 PM

Doesn't quite work.... not my night.

Jon


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Bill D
Date: 18 May 01 - 11:42 PM

Sean & others who 'occasionaly' would like to display those brackets and such in HTML so as to show how it's done, but can't remember the trick...go here and get sHTML and astound others


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: MudGuard
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:50 AM

Jon, your link works on my machine, "Hello" in the body, a cc recipient and all.

Problem is, the mailto: protocoll is very sensitive to configuration of the machine and most time does not work with the extensions (subject, cc, bcc, body).

MudGuard


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 19 May 01 - 08:37 AM

Jon Freeman,

My guess regarding the google search:

(As I'm sure you know) Google rates pages according to the number of pages that link to a particular page.

I assume that the threads which appear when searching for 'catspaw49' have been linked to by another site.

A google search for some things I have previously submitted to Mudcat would seem to confirm this.

Ed


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 19 May 01 - 08:43 AM

Sorry Jon,

I missed your 'ignore this' after your question

Ed


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: SeanM
Date: 19 May 01 - 05:13 PM

Wifty trick, Jon! I likes it.

At one point, I'd learned most of the tricks for basic HTML - my first webpage was handcoded in Notepad, and it took me months to edit out all the mistakes.

Then I got Dreamweaver 2.

Then I got Dreamweaver 3.

Now I've got Frontpage 2k.

I'm spoiled now, and have forgotten most of the tricks I don't use here (mostly hyperlinks)... *sniff*

M


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 19 May 01 - 05:34 PM

Well Sean, I just use Front Page Express and a text editor. I can't say I've ever really known much HTML or had much interest in the stuff. Most of what I have picked up has come as a result of this forum, most commonly from trying to sort out other's queries and problems and I have a tendency to forget it again very quickly.

ASP has recently caught my attention and I think I'll start having a proper play with it soon. I'm just weird but I find the idea of dynamic content and databases more interesting than static pages.

Jon


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 19 May 01 - 05:46 PM

Jon, just wondering, what is ASP? and what does it do? Likewise
I am not a computer buff, just a fairly intelligent user whose main interests lie in other fields (or woods), but I do like to at least have some idea what the experts are talking about.
Ta, Geoff.


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Subject: RE: How do I??? HTML Links
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:35 PM

ASP stands for Active Server Pages. I'm am not sure of what can be done with it but one area it does handle is communicating with Databases and the production of dynamically (produced on demand) web pages and I beleive is a rival technology to Cold Fusion which is used in this forum for the same purposes. A server that handles ASP allows a mix of HTML and "ASP commands" which can be written in more than one language including VB script.

I'll attempt a very simplified example of what I mean in some form of hopefully understandable language. Let's say I want to keep member records for a forum and produce a web page that lists a member together with real name.

It the first instance, I would create and store the member details in a database, e.g. Microsoft Acesss and could store, MemberID, Nickname, RealName, Email... in a table called Member.

In my ASP web page, I could, together with the regular HTML, include something along the lines of (note, this is not proper coding)

(first I select my records) ChosenRecords = SELECT MemberID, NickName FROM Member

(then I display them) For Each Chosen Record Write Member ID, NickName

When I user calls up this page, the "Write" line would display the appropritate details for each member I selected.

To take it further, suppose I wanted to list members beging with A: Simple, just extend the SELECT bit to say something along the lines of WHERE MemberID LIKE A*. Take it further again, suppose I wanted more flexibility: Simple, I supply my SELECT bit with some user supplied information rather that my rigid A* above...

I hope this makes some sense and that you can see that it does provide a means of producing flexible solutions to problems.

Jon


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