"Click here" problems

  Pineman100 18:41 17 Nov 2009

On a few occasions recently I have responded to threads on this forum and included URLs. As you know, the URL should have represented itself as a blue "click here".

But once or twice the last few characters of the URL have separated themselves from the link, like this: click here=|c:1430|&Sort=1. It's happened a few times, and appears to relate to the fact that the page I have linked to is not the home page of the website.

Is this something to do with a setting on my computer?

I run Vista SP3 and IE8.

  woodchip 18:51 17 Nov 2009

No it happens with Me using 98se or XP Home

  woodchip 18:51 17 Nov 2009

PS they still work

  Pineman100 19:03 17 Nov 2009

Yes, the links still work, but they don't take you to the page I copied them from - they usually take you to a higher page or homepage.

It's only happened since I got my new Vista computer - the old XP machine never exhibited this problem!

  Sea Urchin 19:09 17 Nov 2009

In fact they don't always work at all - but any long URL can easily be converted to a tinyURL and you'll have no more trouble.

click here

  Pineman100 19:19 17 Nov 2009

Ah - so it's not just me!

Your tinyURL idea is the perfect solution, so I've added the website to my Favourites.

Many thanks for your help.

  Sea Urchin 19:50 17 Nov 2009

And you can drag the link to your toolbar to make it even quicker (see Add tinyURL to your browser toolbar) - just click and it converts the page you have open at the time.

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