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Domhnall
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« on: April 20, 2005, 12:55:30 AM »

Iím not a programmer, but I know there is a way to set up a web page so that if a certain word is present, it can be automatically turned into a hyperlink.  I believe this would be useful in many threads since this site is packed with Forge-based acronyms and terms.  E.g., when someone writes ďSiSĒ, it automatically becomes a hyperlink to Ronís glossary at SiS.  Of course, people may always go to Ronís glossary, but this would be faster and would facilitate comprehension for the non-veterans.  

There's also the JAVA option where a pop-up box of a reference can be given, but I believe that would be even more work.  ?

Or would any of this be a pain to program?
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Selene Tan
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005, 01:42:00 AM »

http://random.average-bear.com/pmwiki.php/Main/SearchWiki?text=TheoryTopics/\"" + escape(q).replace(/ /g, "+") + "\""; void 0">Theory Wiki Search Bookmarklet -- bookmark the link; when you don't understand a term, highlight it, go to the bookmark (as if it were a normal bookmark), and it'll search the Theory Wiki.
Note that it's a piece of JavaScript, but the only thing it does is load up the Theory Wiki. I've tested it in Firefox and IE, but it should work on Opera as well.

With thanks to Jesse Ruderman for his original search bookmarklet. (I just modified it.)

I'd put the link in my signature but it's above the 255-character limit.
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Domhnall
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005, 03:51:49 AM »

That is useful, but a novice to the site wouldn't know to do that.  If the hyperlinked keyword/Java idea is too much work, perhaps a Wiki link placed in the link-group at the top of each page would be helpful.  ?
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Mike Holmes
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005, 12:38:50 PM »

That seems pretty reasonable. Or is the problem with somehow making the wiki too "official"?

Mike
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