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from my program i am trying to write into a HTML text area on a webpage.
I am trying to write some text and make that as a link

but if i write like this
<a href="http://www.google.com">click here</a>

then when the page is posted it ends up looking like this
&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.google.com">click here&lt;/a&gt;

how do i write that line so that it appears like a proper link on the webpage?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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in short:
<a href="http:// .... ">click here</a>

now, how do you write that html?
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by:data-nova
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I write it as
<a href="http:// .... ">click here</a>

but it ends up looking like this
&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.google.com">click here&lt;/a&gt;

the < ,> etc gets converted to HTML characters.
I dont want that happen. I just want "click here" to appear and that should be a link , so that when it is clicked the website is opened
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by:rdivilbiss
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Writing with what? Delphi?
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by:data-nova
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yes writing from delphi.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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but how?
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by:data-nova
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by copying that string as text . I use IHTMLDocument2 in delphi

even if i open for example yahoo mail and type in directly
<a href="http://www.google.com">click here</a>
then it comes that way instead of as a clickable link.

now lets say
without using the "create link" button on top of yahoo mail is there any way to type a message directly into the yahoo message text area which will make a clickable link when the receiver gets that email ?
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cheesygit182 earned 125 total points
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I might be missing the point here, but I think the program you are typing html code into doesn't realise you are trying to type html. Therefore, it automatically escapes the html tags with replacements,
eg;
<> becomes &lt;&gt;

the program is probably WYSIWYG(what you see is what you get), so it doesn't expect you to know any html.

As for yahoo webmail, no. Again, when you type text into the email message box, it doesn't allow html. So, if you type html, [eg: <a href="http://www.google.com">google</a>], the recipient of the email will see exactly what you typed in: <a href="http://www.google.com">google</a>.........

Whereas, if you click the "create link" button, the yahoo webmail script(s) insert the html code for you, without you seeing it.

Remember, there is a large divide between people who have bothered to understand a bit of html, and people who like to click buttons like "BOLD" and "FONT" and have it all done for them. The majority of web users fit into the second category.... :(

~cheesygit182
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