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> HTML to "disguise" a link
nikk
post Nov 15 2007, 04:54 PM
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Hey people! biggrin.gif

I'm going to try to describe this the best way I can, so if it confuses you, I'm sorry. I'd really appreciate some help though.

I have a link that I want to send to my friend so they can go to a certain webite. I'd like to hide the website name.

In other words,
I'd like my friend to see a clickable link that said "cats".
And when they click it it will send them to http://www.dogs.com.
lol Sorry for the bad example.. but that's the only way I can describe it.
I would just like to know how I can make a clickable link that shows "cats" or whatever word I want it to show instead of them seeing the website. I understand that the website name will still appear in the address bar after they click it, unless that can be changed too. Please let me know how to do this.

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griff
post Nov 15 2007, 05:33 PM
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This should do it!

<a href="http://the site you wantto send them to" target="_blank">the text you want to use</a></span>

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post Nov 15 2007, 05:36 PM
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i don't think its possible to mask the address of an external site thats not under your control unfortunately
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post Nov 15 2007, 05:48 PM
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Thanks alot!!!
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post Nov 15 2007, 06:56 PM
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Redirecting sites like tinyurl.com are often used for this kind of misdirection. Some people refuse to use tinyurl.com links for that reason.


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