Links the chain

Janina Sajka janina at
Thu Oct 14 13:50:01 EDT 2004

My memory is hazy on that, Gregg, but I think they eventually discovered
they had more in to gain fro cooperation.

I do, however, want to suggest something to everyone. If you try to use
a hyprelink and it won't work in the cat, Take at look at it with
the capital E command. Here's an example I just came across on the
Montgomery County web site. This is for a url to take you to the U.S.
Government's web pages:


To my mind it's an outstanding example of bad coding practice. What's
the point? HTML already provides a perfectly usable hyperlinking
feature. In fact, the above syntax only wraps the inherent HTML

So, what's the tip? You can edit off the extra junk and get a perfectly
usable link. Or, you can just use the Speakup clipboard to grab the href
and go there directly with the g command.

Gregory Nowak writes:
> Hash: SHA1
> In fact, I recall hearing that there was legal action by Sun Micro
> Systems against Netscape, to make them rename java script, but I guess
> it must have failed, or what I heard was wrong.
> Greg
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 12:35:22PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Slight correction, Karen. It's not java sites we access with the chain,
> > but javascript sites.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, these two are not the same thing. Ten years ago Netscape
> > saw fit to start using the term "javascript" for their scripting
> > language. This was in the early days of Sun Microsystems promotion of
> > Java. Seems they wanted the glitz to rub off on Netscape. Ever since
> > we've had to explain this difference away.

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