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giving URL likns a name (HTML help)

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  1. Thirties

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    I've learned a little bit about using HTML codes in bulletin board messages such as the "URL /URL", "B /B", etc. But how do I substitute a text "name" for a URL link in a message here. I've seen it done, but don't know how to code it. At present, when I want to link a clickable url in my message I do it this way: http://jellison.50megs.com/images/nagantruskies.jpg

    but the "name" is the hyperlink itself. I'd like to be able to substitute the hperlink with a text name such as, say, "Nagant" in the above case.

    Any help would be appreciated...
     

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  2. AggieMM

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    On this board (and many others) use the URL tags. Note, REPLACE the "{"'s with "["'s.....

    Code:
    {URL=http://www.yahoo.com}Testing{/URL}
    It will show up like:

    Testing

    Hope that helps.

    Ryan
     

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    Yes, it works, thank you.

    The trick I learned is the use of the equal sign " = ", and the interrupted square brackets.

    Thanks again...
     
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    Great, glad it works.

    BTW - If you want to see how someone did something weird or intersting in a post, just hit the "quote" button on that post and read the code. It should show you every TAG that was used to accomplish the post.

    Ryan
     
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    OK, thanks much for the explanation.
     
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    I've since found that the above technique works on some bulletin boards, but not on others. Anyone got any clues why?
     
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    Due to different formats being used, possibly XML. Next, ya gets to learn XML tags!

    Isn't this FUN!!
     
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