Bike touring webrarian
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: I tour on a Waterford Adventurecycle. It is a fabulous touring bike.
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Printing your touring plans and formatting questions
A while ago, I added a tour planning page to my website
(to create a tour you need to log into the site, otherwise all you see are "public" plans). While the planning system isn't used very much, I have been adding features to this page to make it more useful for bike tourists. Note that none of the these new features are available as I haven't finished creating and integrating all of them yet.
One capability I will be adding is the ability to print the planning information onto paper so that people can take their planning information with them on tour.
My question involves what to do with internet links on the page. In the plans that I've made, I have lots of weblinks. My assumption has been that if I wanted to use one of these links then I would have internet access and could access them directly from the planning page on my website. Without web access, a link is useless.
If I am going to create a specialized printable page should I include the entire URL for weblinks or simply leave them out? Note that some links, especially routes created on google maps can be huge.
For those of you who print your touring planning information on paper, do you print out the URLs, too?