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IRC Hacks
By Paul Mutton
July 2004
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Hypertext Links to IRC Channels
Looking for an easy way to get people to join your channel? Add IRC hyperlinks to your web pages
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One way of making your IRC channel easily accessible is to increase the number of ways people can join it. Creating an HTML hyperlink that points to your IRC channel is a convenient way of letting people know the server details and channel name.

To be able to use these links, you must have an IRC client installed that has chat link support enabled. If you have the ChatZilla IRC client installed, you can expect to be able to just click on IRC links to connect to the server and join the specified channel. In some other clients, such as mIRC, you will need to enable support for chat links, as shown in .

Figure 1. Enabling chat links in mIRC

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