Is there a way to display an external website?

In Inform 7, is there a way to have a hyperlink in the game and have a website open up either in game or out?

I apologize if this is documented somewhere and I just missed it.

Thanks in advance for the help!


Ron Hale-Evans brought this up at Seattle I-F a couple months ago. I think the answer was, no. You can display the http: address or whatever on-screen, and some interpreters will automatically treat it as a clickable link, but it depends on the interpreter, not the game.

Reasons cited for that behavior were security-related, IIRC.

Interpreters will typically not treat it as a clickable link, but many will recognize it as a URL and offer an “open” option in a context-menu / right-click / ctrl-click menu.

I don’t get it. Who are we protecting, and from what?

Thanks for the responses! I appreciate it.

I am going to give it a try and see if I can’t get some reasonable solution for this.

Any idea on how to present it in Inform? A Say command perhaps?

I would appreciate any insights.