Embedding a Link in Posts, Emails and Documents

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Hello all,

I have just written my first web site and I have a link that goes to a
particular item with a parameter as in www.domain.com/?a=L123AB I want
people to be able to put the link wherever they want to give others
one-click access to that item on my site.  I can think of 3 contexts:

1. Put the link in a post to a discussion group (such as this one.)

2. Email the link to someone who can then click the link in the email.

3. Include the link in a word processed document that people can then
click on.

Ideally the link would display as arbitrary text but second best is if
the display is the link itself.

How do I get the example URL www.domain.com/?a=L123AB to display as
SEE ITEM or as itself in these contexts?

Thanks for any help,


Re: Embedding a Link in Posts, Emails and Documents

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You don't, unless the underlying document can be expressed in HTML, like
an HTML email.  Since Usenet is text based, you cannot do this, you have
to give a URL, eg. http://example.com (By the way, example.com is the URI
to use for examples).  Word is also not HTML based, so again, you would
have to use the URL.

Most email clients and newsreaders recognize a link and will open a
browser when activated.  Even a word processor will recognize a link.

Another good reason to use a link is you are letting the user know where
they are going, instead of <a
href="http://somemalwaresitethatisgoingtotakeoveryourcomputer.com ">Look
at my puppy</a>.

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