Word link question

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Christopher Timothy Dean's picture
Joined: 22 Oct 2006 - 10:49pm
Word link question
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I asked before and got an answer but I can't find it. How do you turn a word into a link the old way, not the [[|]] way?

Thank you.

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Theunis de Jong's picture
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Joined: 22 Apr 2008 - 5:06pm
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<a href="a world link" [title="some description"]>a word link</a> seems to work.
As in Watch This Video :-)

Christopher Timothy Dean's picture
Joined: 22 Oct 2006 - 10:49pm
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link.

Got it! Thanks.

Kent Lew's picture
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Joined: 21 Apr 2002 - 11:00am
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Presumably when some of the lingering bugs get worked out, the direct linking using the form “[[url|word link]]” will go back to displaying normally and not with the wiki symbol.

That and the “smartypants” quote conversions will return.

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Joined: 22 Apr 2008 - 5:06pm
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(Don't know if that was present before:)

Wouldn't it be nice if you could provide a title in the direct form, or alternatively, put the full URL in the title tag? Some browsers do display the full URL before clicking on it, others (my Safari) do not. I always wait a second before clicking any random link, to see if something useful pops up.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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Some browsers do display the full URL before clicking on it, others (my Safari)

If you enable the status bar, hovering over a link will show the url on the status bar.

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Joined: 22 Apr 2008 - 5:06pm
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Hey, it has a status bar! Oh well. You live, you learn. Thanks, didn't know that!

I guess one can always use old style <a href..> notation if one feels to show a popup. (Go ahead, hover yer mouse over that italic word!)