Underscoring a URL

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Josh Lowe on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 - 12:12 pm:

Shoot... my html didn't work out right!

Lemme try again.

Here is the HTML to use for AOL users.

(a href="http://www.somethingawful.com")AOL Users click here!(/a)

Unfortunately, I couldn't get the greater than and less than symbols to show...so I had to use parenthesis.

Replace "(" with the "less than" symbol and replace ")" with the "greater than" symbol. in the line of code above.

Josh Lowe

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Josh Lowe on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 - 12:06 pm:

Anon:

To create a link in an email message, all you have to do is write out the complete URL. For example, for somethingawful.com, you would put it like this:
http://www.somethingawful.com
This would create a click-able link to that site.

This method works for all email programs and types with the exception of AOL. Why is this? Because AOL thinks they are big enough that people should do things their way....haha..sorry, had to throw in my anti-aol comment.

Considering that AOL has a large subscriber base, then it is important to create the link for AOL users too. For that, you have to use a bit of HTML.

<a href="http://www.somethingawful.com">AOL Users click here!</a>


This will create a link for aol users that says "AOL Users click here!", which will allow them to visit the site. And, it also takes into consideration the rest of the internet world because you used the full URL, so everyone else can just click the portion within the quotes... so takes care of everyone. This is the method to use when you want to send a link to many people. If you are sending something to a non-aol user, then just type the url without going to the trouble of making an AOL link.

Hope that helps,

Josh Lowe
http://www.dyno-mite.com

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 - 01:04 am:

in an e-mail text, how do you underscore a URL so that the reader can click on it and go automatically to the designated web page?


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