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A technical question regarding GW posting

Posted by good_gardening1 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 14, 06 at 17:37

I searched for a place to post this and came up with this forum as the best choice.

I have noticed through reading and posting that there are people who can post hyperlinks or links to sources or references right within their text. Those links appear as blue text with underlining.

I wanna know how to do that.

:)


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This is a test of what I was told but never tried til now. Go to the website whose link you want to copy. Highlight the address at the top of your screen. Right click and choose copy. Go back to your post and right click and choose paste.

If a link to Plant Delights appears, I've done it right!


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Guess not. :(


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Here's how:
<a href="URL"> name for URL</a>
For instance if I type:
<a href="http://moon.google.com/"> Google Moon</a>
I get: Google Moon


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Thanks Bob and thanks for the moon shot!!


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You're welcome. Did you zoom all the way in?


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Thank You Bob!

You win a Gold Star:

For Bob :)


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oh, I've been trying without success--I'll try here too!

Gardenweb Forums


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Guess not!

Dang...back to the drawing board....


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And sometimes for the name of the link, I repeat the actual link. makes it clear where the link will lead you.

http://www.weather.com/weather/local/03060

Could have said:

Weather in Nashua NH

But sometimes I prefer the former example.


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catluvr, you "quoted" the href along with the URL, just put quotes around the URL only.


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 23, 06 at 16:48

I understand how to insert the hyperlinks, but what I don't understand is how to explain it without actually getting the link.

Bob gave the formula

and then he typed it with
a href="http://moon.google.com/

and Google Moon inserted, but he didn't get the actual link.

I want to be able to explain the process like he did, but I don't know how to do it without actually getting the hyperlink.

I've previewed and revised this follow-up about ten times and I've gotten amazing screwups with weird invalid links. So how do you show how to insert hyperlinks without actually doing it or giving roundabout directions.

Claire


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The less than and greater than signs are the key. To get the < type & l t ; without the spaces and to get the > type & g t ; without the signs.


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 24, 06 at 10:27

< a href=http://moon.google.com/ > Google Moon < /a >

Thanks!
Claire


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Sorry--I'm a computer moron. Bob, does that mean that I don't use the > or < key on the keyboard but actually type it out?

I copied my link exactly as I saw Bob typed it but using the greater/less than key. Also, when I copy the URL, I don't get the "a href" or the < a > when I paste it, so on my last try I typed those things in.


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To get a link that's live you need to use the greater and less than keys. There is no space except between the a and the href and there must be quotation marks around the URL. If I type Claire's link exactly as it looks it won't work, but if I omit all the spaces except between a and href and put" marks around http:moon.google.com/ I get:
Google Moon
If you test the link make sure you zoom all the way in.


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Very funny! Should have expected it but I didn't. Thanks!


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It is a surprise, especially if you have used google earth. If you haven't tried google earth it is fascinating (at least to me). Wikipedia has a very good description and instructions along with a link to the google earth home page where you can download the free version. The wikipedia article is here: google earth.


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 29, 06 at 12:06

Lately I've been leaving out the quotation marks and it still works fine.

< a href=http://moon.google.com/ > Google Moon < /a >

All I did here was put real <> around the above.

Google Moon

Claire


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Let's see.

Google Moon


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!!!!!!!!!!!!! yipeee

OMG, I've never been able to do that before! Thank you Bob!! I've been so envious of people that can do that! I'll have to play with it a bit.

Good gardening, thanks for posing this question!

:)


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This is a test too. I post photo images into my text but didn't know how to do the embedded links.
Easy Photo Posting Instructions

Cool! Thanks!


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Well I tried it and no one could go to my link. I'll try here instead:

Blog


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wow! i just now stumbled upon this....THIS IS GREAT!!! i can't say that i GET IT quite yet, but i hope after i reread it a couple times........


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Leaving out the quotes will work when using URLs in scripting because there are no spaces in a standard URL.

In some other HTML scripting, the value that comes after the = may have spaces and therefore needs to be quoted.

It is always good practice to use the quotes.


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 13, 06 at 20:28

larry gene:

That makes sense - I wondered why people kept putting in the quotes when It worked without them. I think I forgot one day, and it was OK; but then I've been careful about deleting any spaces in the URL.

Claire


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 28, 06 at 17:03

I'm posting this draft FAQ for comments here because

1. I think it might be of use to some of the posters, and

2. bob414 and larry_gene had good answers to my question (and may have helpful input here).

All comments, good or bad, are welcome.

Claire

Here is a link that might be useful: Draft FAQ on HTML


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 28, 06 at 17:29

Note that, under the GW rules for FAQ items, I normally can't insert links. That means the references have to be search topics, not sites.

I hope they'll let me link to sites within GW for informational purposes. That's why I linked to the Garden Web Forum Page and the Hot Pepper Forum Photo FAQ rather than something jazzy like Google Moon.

Claire


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Why can't you just copy and paste the url in your search box in the url link below and it work?

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardenweb Suggestions


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 2, 07 at 10:39

jaceysgranny:

Using the Optional Link URL box at the bottom of the posting form works fine for one link, but sometimes you want to be able to post more than one link.

In that case it's nice to be able to post several hyperlinks, rather than post the long URL's which a lot of people won't bother to copy and paste.

Claire


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Is there a mistake on the Font size for 16 PT below this in the instructions?

WHAT COMMANDS ARE THERE BESIDES COLOR AND SIZE?

A few useful tags are:

<:b> bold
underline
italic
small text
red

Well, I see it will not even show up when copy and pasted...hmmmm

I thought there would/should be an equal number of < and >...but do not know HTML.

Sue


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  • Posted by claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 2, 07 at 12:28

Thanks Sue, there were several mistakes. I think I've corrected them here. Also, once they get copied they change into active tabs so you have to retype the commands yourself. Revising this thing is driving me mad.


A few useful tags are:

<b> bold </b>
<u> underline </u>
<i> italic </i>
<small> small text </small>
<font color=red> red </font>
<font size=16> 16 pt </font>
This is <BR>
a command for <BR>
a line break

Claire


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< a href=http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/suggest/msg0917375725062.html?7%22 > garden wb < /a >


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If you have Firefox, I'm guessing this is new since the OP, you can use a simple tool from Copy as HTML Link 1.1


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