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Hyperlinks don't go to the web

Posted on 2004-04-05
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I'm creating a page with some hyperlinks on it, it seems pretty simple, i just go to the link properties and where it says address i type www.yahoo.com but the link tries to go to c:\\site\mysite\http://www.yahoo.com

how can i get it to go to the web instead of looking for the link on my computer ?


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by:Esopo
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First of all:
Did you try to type it with the http:
http://www.yahoo.com

For some reason (might be you site is not configured properly) DW thinks or tries to find the page you want in your hard disk. If writting the complete URL (with the http part) doesn't help, you can always edit the link that directly by finding it in the 'code view' or as follows:

- Click once the hyperlink
- Look for the list of nested tags at the bottom of the Document form, should be something like '<body> <table> <tr> <td> <a>' . Its outside the white editable space, right in the left low corner, in small font.
- Click the <a> tag
- press - Ctrl + T - or select 'Quick Tag Editor' from the MODIFY menu, or click the small button at the right of the properties.
- Change the link to whatever you'd like it to be.

If this is not your problem (Your links are right) then it might be something with your local site or your localhost. Is this the only page that behaves that way? Are you new to DreamWeaver?

Best regards,

Esopo.
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by:basile
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this is the code : i can't edit it though...... the link is an image, and i am very new to dream weaver, i don't know how to edit something that is in a style sheet or that is an image, these images don't look like links, but they are i though i would be able to type over them, obviously i can't, and i downloaded this site template off of the macromedia site. this is the links page of it. the site is the dw_band site, it is a style sheet, as far as links go, any page i try to create a link on takes me back to my hard drive, even if i use the format http://www.yahoo.com.... this is  a big problem !

<p><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2"><b> <font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2"><b><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2" color="#CCCCCC"><img src="Whitlow%27s%20Open%20Mic%20Night%20Website%20Cover%20(2).png" align="left" width="279" height="451" border="0" alt="Image"></font></b></font><font color="#CCCCCC">This
  is the band's favorite links</font></b></font></p>
<p><a href="www.iotaclubandcafe.com">Iota Club and Cafe</a></p>
<p><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2"><b><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2" color="#CCCCCC">
  <a href="mailto:theband@livingforgeorge.com">email the band </a> <br>
  </font></b></font></p>
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mrichmon earned 250 total points
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Change the code to this :

<p><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2"><b> <font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2"><b><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2" color="#CCCCCC"><img src="Whitlow%27s%20Open%20Mic%20Night%20Website%20Cover%20(2).png" align="left" width="279" height="451" border="0" alt="Image"></font></b></font><font color="#CCCCCC">This
  is the band's favorite links</font></b></font></p>
<p><a href="http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com">Iota Club and Cafe</a></p>
<p><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2"><b><font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica" size="2" color="#CCCCCC">
  <a href="mailto:theband@livingforgeorge.com">email the band </a> <br>
  </font></b></font></p>

Notice that I added the http:// to the iotaclub link.  In your other question that is basically the same as this one I told you how to do this using DW - You add the http:// to the link properties...
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