I use "hot link" simply to mean clickable; my copy of your URL address above is not clickable. (I think the term actually means something else to webocrats, having to do with "hot" as in illicitly used.)

in light of this, there's no such thing as a "cold link".

>the little box only appears only with a link to a post within the same site

huh? which browser are you using? with Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari all active/hot links are duly displayed in the status bar. (and also IE, which I don't normally use.) specifically, the OneLook links above have this property.

as we're losing context with distance, here are two links

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_here
2) click here

both of these should display on the status bar


Edited by tsuwm (12/26/09 04:59 PM)
Edit Reason: new examples