Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Multilinks : Links with multiple destinations

Here is an implementation of an idea I've been thinking about for awhile and wishing would become a reality. It is currently only offered as a plug-in in PmWiki on Firefox browsers (only partial support for IE browsers due to CSS issues). I really like the Google and Wiki search built into to each multilink (aka mlink), allowing you to easily search the respective site for the link title. Additionally, mlinks provide an edit feature, allowing users to add their own link targets or remove existing ones (most likely to remove spam links).

One way of extending this could be to have the links ordered by popularity. The more frequently a link is clicked the higher it moves up in the ordering. The overhead costs for this little feature would likely outweigh any benefits.

Check out mlinks here.

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