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Re^2: Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://] (not wolfram://)

by tye (Cardinal)
on Feb 16, 2010 at 23:54 UTC ( #823580=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://]
in thread Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://]

Yeah, it seems a reasonably useful shortcut to me. However, I wouldn't use "wolfram" as the key. We already have a shortcut to Wolfram's MathWorld and there are a several other things by Wolfram already. I'd probably have wolframalpha:// work for when you can't remember which abbr. works. "Alpha" is a widely-used word but alpha:// seems reasonable as an abbreviation since there aren't a lot of web sites primarily named "alpha". wa:// seems an even nicer abbr. So I'd define those three.

- tye        


Comment on Re^2: Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://] (not wolfram://)
Re^3: Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://] (not wolfram://)
by jdporter (Canon) on Feb 17, 2010 at 00:54 UTC
Re^3: Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://] (not wolfram://)
by repellent (Priest) on Feb 17, 2010 at 01:07 UTC
    Both [wa://] and [wolframalpha://] have my vote. I'm skeptical about [alpha://].

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