URL Buddy
Jeff Key
April 25, 2005
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The ubiquitous URL has been around for what seems like an eternity, yet it doesn’t always find its way to true happiness as a hyperlink. Wrapped in online discussions, not easily parsed and even (gasp!) simply pasted as text into computer-related online publications, the promise of the hyperlink is stopped dead in its tracks as plain text, or even worse: A broken hyperlink. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to select a URL with my mouse, paste it into my favorite text editor, fix line breaks, remove nonsense characters and the like, and then finally paste the URL into a Web browser. All of this instead of a single click. There must be a better way.

Article and source are available at MSDN.