Linking to HPC:Factor
HPC:Factor is a part of the global Windows CE on-line community. A community which together shows off the benefits of different aspects of the Microsoft Windows based Portable Digital Assistant (PDA).
If you are another website, and wish to link to HPC:Factor, or are undertaking a research project into Windows Mobile or even the PDA world in General and would like to use site graphics within your own site or works then we are more than happy for you to do so.
Linking to Content
If you wish to link to page content on HPC:Factor then we ask that you be aware that we operate a perma-link system on a large section of our content in an effort to ensure that we minimise the existence of broken links.
For all editorial and review content, as well as other selected documents we
use a Permanent Link system called hpcQLink. hpcQLink allows us to provide
a permanent, never changing URL to external parties to publish. This system
ensures that no matter what happens to the physical location of the page content,
the link you publish will always remain valid.
hpcQLink example: /qlink/?linkID=101
Ascertaining hpcQLink addresses
hpcQLink addresses are assigned to key site features, all reviews and editorial
content. Starting with HPC:Factor version 2.0 we are starting to publish specific
buttons that allow you to easily copy the hpcQLink address from the document
Linking to file & image downloads (hotlinking)
Hotlinking is not permitted from HPC:Factor servers. In that case of graphics files, and some situations this is enforced by the automatic content replacement of the file in question by our server.
Under such circumstances HPC:Factor reserves the exclusive right to publish down the conduit any information which it deems necessary to make an example of the hotlinker.
Similarly, hotlinking directly to files on HPC:Factor servers is discouraged.
We would ask that users link to the download page, or content information page
in question, rather than directly to the file.
Linking to the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
If you are trying to link directly into a section of the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) you will be unable to do so due to security processes installed on the HCL server. All direct links to the HCL should point to: http://www.hpcfactor.com/hcl/
Linking to our RSS feeds
For more information on our RSS feeds please see the H/PC Community RSS Feeds section
Using the HPC:Factor name
As of January 2004, the formal written format of the site name is "HPC:Factor".
Using the HPC:Factor logo
The HPC:Factor logo (generation 1, 2 or 3) may be used in line with the acceptable
fair use policies of the European Union for non-commercial use only.
Additional versions of the logo, and / or high resolution copies of the HPC:Factor logo will only be made available to official partners for the purpose of hard copy print distribution. Additional logo graphics or schemes will not be created by HPC:Factor for general electronic distribution.