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Chatterbox Links.

by NoobiePerlist (Initiate)
on Sep 10, 2002 at 04:09 UTC ( #196533=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Can anyone explain to me about how to make a link a different name other than the URL in the Chatterbox? I looked at turnstep's Guide to using the Chatterbox but it doesn't say anything speicific about changing link names to names like "this" but still going to the same place such as Active Perl. Say I am trying to tell someone to go to Active Perl but I just want to say go to "this" site how do I make "this" a link that goes to the Active Perl site? Thank you Monks, Your help is always so wise. :) -NoobiePerlist

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Re: Chatterbox Links.
by hacker (Priest) on Sep 10, 2002 at 11:11 UTC
    I would first start by reading the Chatterbox FAQ here. The link right there was just created by typing [Chatterbox FAQ], and Perl Monks search is intelligent to locate it directly. It specifically describes all of the things you can link to in the Chatterbox. There are many other things you can link to there, such as:

    /msg # send a direct message to a fellow monk [id://12345] # Link to node '12345' directly, # showing the original node title as # the text of the link [id://12345|this] # Same, but replace the original node # title with 'this' [pad://monk] # link directly to another monk's # scratchpad [cpan://CGI] # link to the 'CGI' module on CPAN [kobe://] # Kobe search for a Perl module [perldoc://] # Documentation on a perl module [jargon://] # Link to the Jargon dictionary [google://] # Search google for 'string' [lucky://] # "Feeling lucky?" (google search) [isbn://] # ISBN for a book or publication [http://] # Self-explanatory [ftp://] # Ditto, for ftp <a href="foo"> </a> # A "normal" HREF link /ignore # Put a user on your ignore list /unignore # Remove a user from your ignore list /login # Log into Perl Monks /logout # Log out of Perl Monks

    This should get you started.

      As well as other, undocumented gems such as:


      - wil
Re: Chatterbox Links.
by Chady (Priest) on Sep 10, 2002 at 05:59 UTC
    did you really look at turnstep's node? it's really there:
    How Do I Link
    He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

    Chady |
Re: Chatterbox Links.
by blm (Hermit) on Sep 10, 2002 at 04:35 UTC

    I think that you type in  [|testing] to get this. I can't remember where I saw this.

Re: Chatterbox Links.
by brianarn (Chaplain) on Sep 11, 2002 at 00:05 UTC
Re: Chatterbox Links.
by blaze (Friar) on Sep 10, 2002 at 04:30 UTC
    you could do <a href="">this</a>
      A shorthand for this would be:


      - wil
Re: Chatterbox Links.
by Marza (Vicar) on Sep 10, 2002 at 04:34 UTC

    Hello Noobie

    The view source option of your browser will show you html commands

    As from another post to you, I used the following:

    <a href= " +userid=6V5TWU9KKW&isbn=1861003145" > Beginning Perl </A>


    I have been doing it the hard way. Is ashamed Guess I should read the site docs more.

    ++ to everybody

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