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OpenLinkz Simplified

OK, so you took a look at OpenLinkz and decided there is just too much typing involved. Should you use the ANCHOR tag or the SPAN tag? What's with all this stuff in the "onmousever" event? And for that matter, why fool around with "onmouseover" at all?

You'll be glad to know that we've taken OpenLinkz to a new level of simplicity. Here are the improvements.

First, you don't have to add the script at the end of your page to initialize OpenLinkz.

Second, if you don't want to use ANCHOR tags, you don't have to. Since SPAN and ANCHOR tags work pretty much the same, OpenLinkz lets you use either one. But if you want to be simple, just use the SPAN tag. OpenLinkz will underline it with a dashed line so readers will know it is clickable.

Third, if you don't want to designate search terms, you don't have to. This means you can leave out the "onmouseover" function call to openLinkz(this, ...). As long as there is a reasonable search term within the opening and closing parts of the tag, OpenLinkz will figure it out. Here is an example:

Here is how it looks in a sentence: AJAX is driving the development of Web 2.0

It can't get much simpler than that.

Let's look at a couple of other examples. Here is a sentence that uses links to general news and to stock market tools.

Here is how this looks: Options backdating is even affecting Apple (AAPL).

Posted by TradeRadarOperator at 4/24/2007 09:57:00 PM  


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