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# Allow Halfbakery Hyperlinking within Text

Faster, easier citation adding and viewing
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This will the allow the writer to highlight words or phrases within the description, and connect the data to a website[1] to allow faster and easier citation[2] referencing and placement by writers and readers. Examples of hyperlinks are words in a color other than black on this Wikipedia page[3].

 — Sunstone, Jun 08 2017

1 https://duckduckgo....fsb&iax=1&ia=images
[Sunstone, Jun 08 2017]

2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citation
[Sunstone, Jun 08 2017]

3 Hyperlinked words in blue https://en.wikipedi...i/Note_(typography)
[Sunstone, Jun 08 2017]

FARK has an allowance for such http://www.fark.com/farq/basichtml/
I just tried to use the " <a target="_top" href="http://www.fark.com/">It's not news, it's Fark.com</a> " link insertion method in the description box but it did not work. I will tinker with the www.halfbakery.com/lr/ mode -- thanks to hippo for the info. [Sunstone, Jun 09 2017]

Actually what this place is more users with ideas to comment on. a 1x1 ad in ieee spectrum would be nifty
 — beanangel, Jun 08 2017

Hyperlinks are a slippery slope. Because if we're going to have hyperlinks, we should definitely add latex formatting of equations, and unicode support, and inline images, and the ability to "like" things and before you know it the halfbakery will be half-facebook.
 — mitxela, Jun 08 2017

We like it primitive here.
 — RayfordSteele, Jun 08 2017

<gormenghast>No change! No change!</gormenghast>
 — hippo, Jun 09 2017

I still want a <sub> tag.
 — nineteenthly, Jun 09 2017

noooooooo!!!!!!! No fucking hashtags either. Grrrrrrrrr. smelly bone; smelly bone; smelly bone
 — xenzag, Jun 09 2017

[mitxela] - Facebook doesn't allow latex formatting of equations does it? That's one thing I'd love to see - there and here - and - which ought to work rather nicely in my opinion though potentially open to (albeit academically literate) abuse $$\frac{\odot \space \prec}{\overbrace{\cup}}$$
 — zen_tom, Jun 09 2017

But do you use the www.halfbakery.com/ mode or the www.halfbakery.com/lr/ mode? I find the latter solves some of the presentation idiosyncrasies you allude to.
 — hippo, Jun 09 2017

 I like things simple like they are - the HB is uniquely simple and elegant, with the emphasis on words and ideas.

If there were any changes, I'd vote for a few additional characters and possibly italics and superscripts, but that's it.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2017

...which is what you've got, if you use the /lr/ view
 — hippo, Jun 09 2017

 //But it isn't simple.// You're probably right, and I imagine that there's a lot of complexity that goes into making the site _look_ simple.

Yes, some things would nice (like inline linking), but it's the thin end of a slippery slope.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2017

...and before you know it, the entire HalfBakery will be a massive bandwidth-chomping Flash animation that only works on one specific release of Internet Explorer
 — hippo, Jun 09 2017

Personally, I'm in favour of introducing a postal-based version of the site.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2017

All of what [Max] said.
 — bhumphrys, Jun 09 2017

//All of what [Max] said.//

what?! - ever?
 — hippo, Jun 09 2017

I would like Italics but limited to a single character per annotation. So just Italic.
 — tatterdemalion, Jun 09 2017

 //what?! - ever?//

 There are worse philosophies.

No - wait! That thing I said about metallic potassium and coffee turns out not to be safe after all. Skip that one.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2017

Actually, one thing that would be handy, slightly archaic and perhaps easy to implement would be to number the links serially as they are posted, so that one could refer to "link 5" or whatever in an annotation. [Sunstone] has done this manually for his/her first three links. If a link was later deleted from the middle of the list, the others would retain their numbers. A new link would automatically be numbered one higher than the previous one.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 13 2017

What's wrong with everyone doing it manually?
 — pocmloc, Jun 13 2017

It makes you go blind.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 13 2017

I've tried that method on a few of my ideas, but I never really knew if anyone liked it or not.
 — notexactly, Jun 15 2017

This is the Halfbakery. Lack of criticism is the highest available form of praise.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 16 2017

 Re the latex thing, can we just ask that all the women wear that latex catsuit stuff?

I know it's got to be uncomfortable, so maybe limit it to only while I'm reading their ideas and annos.
 — normzone, Jun 16 2017

Re. the original idea, I'm not sure if it's right for this place. HB, or not HB? That is the question.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 16 2017

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