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Do I want to click on this hyperlink?

Some of my articles contain a fair number of hyperlinks. Sometimes they contain essential references to support the information, sometimes they point to related information of general interest and sometimes they point to other articles on this web site on the same subject. I’m going to try to remember to help you decide whether you want to follow the hyperlink by describing what the link is.

I did that some in my recent article: Surprise Illinois Ballot challenge dismissed! If you hover your mouse cursor over the preceding hyperlink, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

These hyperlinks are done with the HTML title attribute.

It’s extra work and I might get tired of it. Who knows?

5 Responses to Do I want to click on this hyperlink?

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    US Citizen March 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Poring over the stats, eh? 😉

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    G March 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Love it! Thanks Doc. 😀

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    Keith March 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Thanks Doc. I notice WordPress supposedly supports the superscript and subscript tags, but I tried to use them a while back and they didn’t work. Do you have a way of limiting what tags are allowed in comments?

    Trying the superscript tag for demonstration purposes: E = mc2

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    E = mc2

    Works for me. It might be that I can do stuff you can’t.

    The tags that are SUPPOSED to work are:

    ‘a’ (with href= and title=)
    ‘abbr’ (with title=)
    ‘acronym’ (with title=)
    ‘b’ (converted to strong)
    ‘blockquote’ (with cite=)
    ‘cite’
    ‘code’
    ‘del’ (with datetime=)
    ’em’
    ‘i’ (converts to em)
    ‘q’ (does nothing in Firefox)
    ‘strike’
    ‘strong’

    I can add tags by hacking the WordPress Core, but I don’t do that. I’ll poke around and see if there’s an alternative.

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    Keith March 6, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: E = mc2

    Maybe it didn’t like the bold tags I wrapped it with.

    I’ll try again E = mc2