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12-12-2002, 09:58 PM
any way to put hyperlinks in the message notes. That way a customer could click on it and go to our webpage for such things as update instructions, payment options, more info on what is being update.

Chris Woerner
12-13-2002, 10:51 AM
I will answer that question in two parts...

1. Update Messages - we have one built-in link called additional information. It displays a link when customer go to get the update. Most customers use that for release notes. Have you seen that? Is that not what you are looking for?

2. Informational Messages - here we just display an HTML page. Obviously, you can put any link you want within the HTML page.

04-11-2003, 06:11 PM
When I create an Informational Message, Update Service makes me upload an HTML page and all of hte graphics etc. that go with it. What I realy want to do is not to create amy new HTML pages but redirect the user to a web site that the informational message is all about. The short description for the informational message is long enough for me.
So, is there a way to provide a URL instead of uploading an HTML page?

Stefan Krueger
04-13-2003, 04:01 AM
Maybe as a workaround you could upload a HTML page with a REFRESH tag that would forward the user to your "real" page?

04-14-2003, 08:37 AM
That is a great idea. While not as easy and not as error prone as just entering URL it will do the job. Woudl you happen to have a sample of such a page?

Stefan Krueger
04-15-2003, 04:31 PM
Save this as a text file with .htm extension:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://www.yoursite.com/somepage.htm">
<p>If your browser doesn't support redirection please click <a href="http://www.yoursite.com/somepage.htm">here</a>.</p>

Adjust the two URLs to make them point to a page on your web site.