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Re: Internet links/URLs/browser activation from with an Mathematica notebook?

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  • Subject: [mg55916] Re: [mg55905] Internet links/URLs/browser activation from with an Mathematica notebook?
  • From: Christopher Purcell <christopherpurcell at>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 06:54:46 -0400 (EDT)
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You don't need MathLink for this.
Type some text, giving the name of your button, and select it, and then 
invoke the menu item "Input, Create Hyperlink".
Put the URL of the web site you want to link to in the box provided, as 
http://the.address.of-the-site. This creates a cell with everything 
ready to go, such that when you click it, your browser will launch. The 
cell contents will be some variation on the following, which is a cell 
with "Wolfram Research" in it, and hyperlinked to the wri web site. You 
could also type this, (or copy and paste it) without the use of the 
Create Hyperlink menu.

       RowBox[{"Wolfram", " ", "Research"}],
         URL[ "";], None},
       ButtonStyle->"Hyperlink"]], "Input"]

If you want info gathered from the web to appear in the notebook, 
rather than just launching a browser, you may want to look at the "Web 
Services Package".

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On Apr 9, 2005, at 4:56 AM, AES wrote:

> Possible to put an active (clickable) URL/Internet link within a
> Mathematica notebook?  Or at least have a cell open your browser and
> point it to a specified web site?
> Thanks for any info.  Don't find specific guidance on this in the
> Mathematica 5 Book or Help system, and haven't learned how to use
> MathLink well enough to figure out how to do this on my own.

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