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 Post subject: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Many people on the board use the functionality and well done to you all. This has been covered before, but this is how you do it

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[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11506710][b]A great day for Chile[/b][/url]


Often the text 'A great day for Chile' just comes out as normal text, so a lot of people miss it. If you also select the title and use the bold button as shown in the whatsit above, it really stands out. Before and afters: Hover the mouse over the sentences and you will see that they are links.

A great day for Chile

A great day for Chile


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 Post subject: Re: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:54 pm 
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Thanks for that, David. Is there a hierarchy, for example, when wanting to use a different colour, italcs, bold and underline? I've hada couple of problems, and whilst it is probably miss-typing on my part, there could be another reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:06 pm 
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The rules are that it has to parse correctly, i.e. the delimiters make sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
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DaveW wrote:
The rules are that it has to parse correctly, i.e. the delimiters make sense.


When I was the Vice-President at an Officers' Mess Dining In night, I could 'pass the port' correctly ... I'm going to have to look up two new words tonight !!!

That'll learn me to ask a dumb question !!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:24 pm 
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Best to read the FAQ which is up there ^^^ or get stuck into this will keep you entertained

Use quote post and you will see what I mean about how you nest the delimiters so it parses correctly. Try out a few.


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DaveW wrote:
Best to read the FAQ which is up there ^^^ or get stuck into this will keep you entertained

Use quote post and you will see what I mean about how you nest the delimiters so it parses correctly. Try out a few.


Well, I've had a quick look ... and then chickened out. Best to have a good nights sleep under my belt !!

Edit: then changed mind, and fought my way through Geekotalk, and did it !!!!


Parsing

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 Post subject: Re: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
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Close but no cigar

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Well, I've had a quick look ... and then chickened out. Best to have a good nights sleep under my belt !!

Edit: then changed mind, and fought my way through Geekotalk, and did it !!!!


Parsing


Which for the uninitiated is: ... in computer science and linguistics, parsing, or, more formally, syntactic analysis, is the process of analyzing a text, made of a sequence of tokens (for example, words), to determine its grammatical structure with respect to a given (more or less) formal grammar.

Parsing is also an earlier term for the diagramming of sentences of natural languages, and is still used for the diagramming of inflected languages, such as the Romance languages or Latin. The term parsing comes from Latin pars (ōrātiōnis), meaning part (of speech).

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 Post subject: Re: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
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DaveW wrote:
Best to read the FAQ which is up there ^^^ or get stuck into this will keep you entertained

Use quote post and you will see what I mean about how you nest the delimiters so it parses correctly. Try out a few.



To be honest , Dave , with this sort of an explanation , is it any wonder that those of us with day jobs just can't be bothered? I have already wasted half an hour going through FAQ and Wiki and am none the wiser. Or is it just me?


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 Post subject: Re: Use a word or phrase instead of URL
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The message was RTFM.

*Gets back to day job


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