is it possible to use the
\url command from the hyperref package with "shorthand" URLs, e.g.
It seems that the former would only link to local files on my computer, instead of retrieving the web address.
(I suppose I could be using
\url is shorter and I'd like to keep its formatting features.)
Edit in response to karlkoeller's answer:
Sorry for not being sufficiently precise. I don't mind typing the 'http' part so much, but I'd rather not see it printed.
egreg's answer does what I want to do - many thanks!