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Documentation on special outside links?by Dog and Pony (Priest)
|on Apr 25, 2002 at 12:21 UTC||Need Help??|
From the small changes request department:
It would be very nice if Linking offsite in the site how to had some information on what special outside links are available in the form [place://words], like [isbn://] and [perldoc://], and where they go.
I have heard people talking about [jargon://] linking earlier, but today when I tried it, I found out that it didn't go to the place I expected, but rather some science place. It is probably all good and well, apart from the fact that they didn't have any matches for my linked word in the chatter box. :) Personally, I think the Jargon file would be appropriate to link to, but I am sure there is a reason. :)
While I was previewing this post, I was tryig some links, and found out that it is possible to link to [google://] this way, but I found no way to go to http://everything2.com for instance, which would a be a natural choice here, wouldn't it? I don't say there isn't a way, I say that I didn't find one.
So it would be real nice to have a list available, it would also making suggestions for more places that are easy to link to in a coherent way easier, when you know what is already available.
Could someone that has been around a bit more here give me some more examples of links that are possible to do while waiting for the docs to (hopefully) get updated?
And yes, it has probably been brought up a million times, but the new Super Search and the Google link on it both came up emptyhanded on the searches I tried. So feel free to choke me with links, but know I did at least try :) And it was something I thought needed a fix.
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