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10.5: Create clickable URL status messages in iChat Apps
When people had URLs in their IM status message, it was always a pain to access them in 10.5, since iChat did not allow selecting and copying them, or accessing them directly by clicking.

No more! When you see a URL status message in iChat in Leopard, it will show those iTunes Store-like arrows that open the link in your browser by clicking.

[robg adds: Interestingly, iChat will respond to file:/// links, though it won't seemingly open applications -- just the folder that contains those applications. This page, however, indicates that it's possible to run an AppleScript directly from a URL, which might have interesting implications for links (not just in iChat, of course).]
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10.5: Create clickable URL status messages in iChat
Authored by: jspivack on Nov 13, '07 09:07:36AM
Re: robg's comment:

whoa! last year, I tried driving applescripts via a web page, and ended up using acgi dispatcher ( to do so, with spotty results. Are you saying that this is now unnecessary? in other words, I can now host a webpage on a Mac mini, and have users on other compupters execute applescripts by clicking on links on that webpage? is this new leopard behavior?

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