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There are three types of links in the LabVIEW Wiki:

  1. Internal links to other pages in the labVIEW Wiki
  2. External links to other websites
  3. Interwiki links to sites linked with LabVIEW Wiki

Internal links (wikilinks)

To add an internal link, enclose the name of the page you want to link to in double square brackets. When you save the page, you'll see the new link pointing to your page. If the page exists already, it is displayed in black, empty pages are displayed in red. Selflinks to the current page are not transformed in URLs but displayed in bold.

The first letter of the target page is automatically capitalized and spaces are represented as underscores (typing an underscore in the link will have a similar effect as typing a space, but is not recommended, since the underscore will also be shown in the text). You are highly encouraged to link to internal LabVIEW Wiki articles using this syntax. For more information see Manual_of_Style

How to link

Description You type You get
Internal link [[Home]] Main Page
Piped link [[Home|different text]] different text
Anchor link (Section Link) [[#External links|Anchor link]] Anchor link
External link
External link,

named (recommended)

[ MediaWiki] MediaWiki
External link,

unnamed (not recommended)

[] [1]
External link,

same host unnamed

[http://{{SERVERNAME}}/pagename] [2]
Interwiki link [[openg:Main Page]] openg:Main Page
mailto unnamed [] [3]
mailto named [ info] info
redirect #REDIRECT [[Main Page]] Main Page

Linking to a section

Sometimes it is necessary to refer to a section of a page when linking, rather than the whole page. You can create a link to any subheading on any page in LabVIEW Wiki by including a # followed by the subheading at the end of a link. For example: Help:Links# How to link. In all section links, be sure to use a piped link for readability. Using a piped link, the previous example looks like this: How to Link. If a section title changes, rather than go red/inactive, the link will lead to the top of the linked page. Keep in mind that redirects do not follow section links, making it useless to include them there.

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