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Old 02-12-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Creating a URL to open another ebook on a kindle

Hi all,

please forgive if this is a FAQ - I couldn't seem to find an answer anywhere.

What I'm trying to do is create a .mobi book that contains a link that when clicked will open another .mobi book (or .azw book). I've create an .html file with the <A> tag in it converted it to a mobi using a hacked version of html2mobi and then copied it to my kindle, the link is hilighted some times but clicking on it doesn't do much. (I hacked the html2mobi because it insisted on putting a # in front of the url)

The files are a.mobi which contains the link to b.mobi the links I've tried are

<a href="b">open b</a>
<a href="b.mobi">open b</a>
<a href="./b.mobi">open b</a>
<a href="./b">open b</a>

and also
<a href="oeb:redirect?title=b">open b</a> which was suggested on a forum post.

any suggestions or is this not possible? The kindle docs don't mention links to an external file, only internal.

tia,
Dave
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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It's simply not possible to do this on the Kindle, sorry. This is something that was dropped when the Java version of Mobipocket Reader was developed.
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Welcome to MobileRead anyway, Dave.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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how annoying! Thanks for letting me know Nate the great

and thanks for the welcome desertgrandma, I've been lurking since I got my kindle (I should have come up with a more colorful handle I now realise).

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