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How do you like the new External Links feature? RRS feed

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  • TechNet Wiki has a new feature where external links are flagged with an icon and then open in a new window when you click them.

     

    I find it very helpful to understand when I'm about to leave TechNet Wiki. What do you think about it?


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    • Changed type tonysoper_MSFT Monday, September 12, 2011 5:33 PM feature feedback
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:54 AM
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  • Hi Ed, you wrote.. "TechNet Wiki has a new feature where external links are flagged with an icon "

     

    Ahh, so that's why there's an icon next to some links :) - seems like a good feature!

    Regards, pkn


    Wiki Discussion forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tnwiki/threads
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:36 AM
  • Hi Ed, just wondering why sometimes the external link icon apears not only once but two or 3 times. I haven't spotted why in the html while editing articles yet. So was thinking you might know the answer to this..

    Thanks, pkn


    Wiki Discussion forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tnwiki/threads
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:11 PM
  • Hi Ed, just wondering why sometimes the external link icon apears not only once but two or 3 times. I haven't spotted why in the html while editing articles yet. So was thinking you might know the answer to this..

    Thanks, pkn


    Wiki Discussion forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tnwiki/threads

    That's a bit of a bug. Basically white space has a link associated to it, so the icon shows up.
    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 10:48 PM
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  • Hi Ed, you said..  "Basically white space has a link associated to it"

    I notice you need to be very careful trying to remove any extra spaces too. and the html seems pretty complicated around some of the external links.. I guess that's all just another part of the challenges ahead. :)

    Regards, pkn


    Wiki Discussion forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tnwiki/threads
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:00 AM