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Maarten
#1 posted February 27, 2015 at 9:46am (EDT)  
Hi Bill, in my Forum posting 'Washington DC vs Amsterdam' I put the url dc.the-netherlands.org/news/2015/02/marijuana-laws-and-policies.html between 2 {href} thingies, but unfortunately the link didn't work. I now just put the url as text, but what did I do wrong?
Lysannus
#2 posted February 27, 2015 at 10:07am (EDT)
edited February 27, 2015 at 10:08am (EDT)  
DC vs Amsterdam

is this what you were trying to do Maarten?
Maarten
#3 posted February 27, 2015 at 10:22am (EDT)  
Yep. Any idea why it didn't work for me?
Lysannus
#4 posted February 27, 2015 at 10:36am (EDT)  
Do a quoted reply to my message and it will show the format.
No idea why it didn't work for you if you entered it the same.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber
#5 posted February 27, 2015 at 10:46am (EDT)  
Maybe you needed the http:// part at the start of your url?
Lysannus
#6 posted February 27, 2015 at 10:51am (EDT)  
bill wrote:
> Maybe you needed the http:// part at the start of your url?

That is what I was thinking too. And Hi bill grin
Maarten
#7 posted February 27, 2015 at 12:55pm (EDT)
edited February 27, 2015 at 12:59pm (EDT)  
But I see Lysannus didn't do that in her first post here. Go with your mouse over the link she made and you'll see it hasn't the http in front of it.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber
#8 posted February 27, 2015 at 2:55pm (EDT)
edited February 27, 2015 at 2:57pm (EDT)  
I think the mouse-over is just abbreviating it. If you quote-reply, you can see it included the http part.

She also used href tags. But, I think you just wrote the link out. It will link URL is finds, but it has to see the http part to know it's a URL. e.g.

http://dc.the-netherlands.org/news/2015/02/marijua... becomes a link.

dc.the-netherlands.org/news/2015/02/marijuana-laws-and-policies.html doesn't.

Then, you can also use href tags, like:

{href}http://dc.the-netherlands.org/news/2015/02/marijuana-laws-and-policies.html my link{href} becomes my link if you want to control the link text (e.g. "my link" in this case).
they Survey Central Subscriber
#9 posted February 27, 2015 at 3:30pm (EDT)  
bill wrote:
> {href}http://dc.the-netherlands.org/news/2015/02/marijuana-laws-and-policies.html
> my link{href} becomes
> >">my link if you want
> to control the link text (e.g.
> "my link" in this case).

Having just learned about using <pre> for formatting in html, I used 'quoted reply' to check how you posted the code without having it render. Interesting. I know can represent spaces.. but this is new to me. I'd love to hear what happened here?
they Survey Central Subscriber
#10 posted February 27, 2015 at 3:31pm (EDT)  
Ha. Now it hid my %.
Maarten
#11 posted February 27, 2015 at 4:12pm (EDT)  
I fixed it. Thanks Bill. And Lysannus. smile
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber
#12 posted February 27, 2015 at 7:38pm (EDT)  
Yeah, I use 4 %'s to trick my markup system into not seeing patterns that would normally convert the text into something. It helps with examples like I did in the last post. 2 %'s are markup for italics in my markup, so 4 with nothing in the middle does nothing.
FordGuy
#13 posted March 3, 2015 at 8:42am (EDT)  
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