Hot link question : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

How do I handle the alias for the link? Obviously something is going wrong. Sorry but I'm not going to that view page thing, tried it once and bad things happened. I finally had to power of my computer. Doesn't like that much. Mousie

-- Mousie (mousie@mymousehole.moc), March 05, 2000


Mousie, writing a link is like writing an equation in higher math. Here's how:

[a href="URL"]LINKTEXT[/a]

Instead of using brackets like I did in the example, use the caret symbols which are probably on your comma and period keys. (I don't think I can type'em because my html functions are on).

Within the quotation marks, place the url ie: Be sure you use the quotation marks.

replace LINKTEXT with whatever you want to say to identify the link, such as Click Here. Don't use quotes or underlines, it's not necessary.

Be sure to finish the "equation" with the left caret slash a right caret.

Thats all there is to it, but all the pieces have to be there in proper order or it simply won't resolve.

Good Luck

-- Craig (, March 05, 2000.

Big OOPS on my part:

In the url, be sure you put in the WHOLE url, ie:

I forgot the front-end portion.

-- Craig (, March 05, 2000.

Thanks ever so much. I spent hours yesterday searching for a simple clear explanation. Didn't find anything. Should have just asked you. Mousie

-- Mousie (mousie@mymousehole.moc), March 05, 2000.

You're welcome. Try this:

Beginning HTML

Found the link right here on Greenspun, on the predeceesor board.

-- Craig (, March 05, 2000.


Here's how to write a hot link with the real greater-than/less-than symbols, using Craig's example:

<a href="http://URL">LINKTEXT</a>

(How do I display it here with the < and > without having it interpreted as real HTML? Programmer magic. It's why they pay us the big bucks! ;-D )

-- No Spam Please (, March 05, 2000.

Thank you both, do believe I have it now. I'm still a little nervous about it, but rather proud. Mousie

-- Mousie (mousie@mymousehole.moc), March 05, 2000.

Just a test...

The Deja link

-- Alias (, March 13, 2000.

another test:

The Newsgroups Site

-- Alias (, March 13, 2000.

just testing...

Newsgroups on the Web

-- alias (, March 13, 2000.


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-- Helful (Helful@help.0sc), April 30, 2000.

Programmer magic. It's why they pay us the big bucks! ;-D ) It is nice not to need bold. They pay you big bucks for lt and gt. I have been playing the job market wrong.

Jet lag: to sleep, Look at the word sleep; that's how my eyes are working

Best wishes,,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (, April 30, 2000.

Was this enough Don't give up mousie.

-- Z1X4Y7 (, April 30, 2000.

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