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What is the easiest way to add a "forward article to friend" and "print" link to webpages?

The question title says it all. What I'm looking for is a little cut-and-paste code that makes this easy to do.

For an example of the webpages that I'd be adding it to, see:
http://www.davecrenshaw.com/mythofmultitasking.html

I'm using Dreamweaver CS2
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freshjuice

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jason C. Levine

Hi freshjuice,

Easy one first:  there are a number of "Print This" extensions available for Dreamweaver, but it's a simple bit of javascript code:

<a href="javascript:window.print()">Click to Print This Page</a>

Forward to friend is slightly harder depending on how you want to do it.  If the intent is to just send the URL to a friend, you can do it via a mailto: link alone.

If you want to actually send the page in question, you have to get a server-side script language involved.
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freshjuice

ON the forward, I really would like to forward the article, if possible. There's no simple third-party app that will do this for me?
Jason C. Levine

Depends on your definition of simple.  

The way those things usually work is that a server side script reads or attaches the specified file and mails it through a mail() function and they are not hard to write if you done any kind of basic web programming.  Which server-side language do you have access to?
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freshjuice

Heh, this is why it said "Beginner" on this topic. I'm not even sure what you mean by "server-side"

I know my site can run PHP and Java, if that answers your question.
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freshjuice

OK. I'm going to accept this as a solution, so as not to bog you down in asking more questions.

However, I'm thinking that for my purposes right now, just adding a "send this page as a link" will have to do. How should that be formatted so that it has a clever subject line and then the link?
Jason C. Levine

I'll dump some code for that much later tonight...I'm busy with paying work today.
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freshjuice

Thanks, I appreciate it.