Note: because your forum code also recognizes the same [ url] tag i'm talking about in b-log posts, i have edited this forum post: In every " [ url] " you see below, just delete the space between the bracket and the letters "url".
I've experienced weird and broken behavior trying to link URLs in my travel b-log posts. The code does not work as described in the help file, which says you can simply enclose a text url with the [ url] tag.
To elucidate the problem, I tried creating a post with the following content, then Preview'd it (and the Publish'd it to confirm):
1 [ url]http://www.flickr.com[/url]
2 [ url]http://www.flickr.com/[/url]
3 [ url]www.flickr.com[/url]
4 [ url]www.flickr.com/[/url]
5 [ url=http://www.flickr.com]http://www.flickr.com[/url]
6 [ url=http://www.flickr.com/]http://www.flickr.com/[/url]
7 [ url=http://www.flickr.com/]http://www.flickr.com[/url]
8 [ url=http://www.flickr.com]http://www.flickr.com/[/url]
9 [ url=www.flickr.com]www.flickr.com[/url]
a [ url=www.flickr.com/]www.flickr.com/[/url]
b [ url=www.flickr.com/]www.flickr.com[/url]
c [ url=www.flickr.com]www.flickr.com/[/url]
These should all produce functionally the same thing. But cases 1-4, where the url is not specified explicitly, are badly broken. It also seems a variable isn't being erased after each use because its content continues to lengthen until an actual link appears.
The work-around is just to always specify the link url explicitly.
Please fix, thank you!
[ Edit: Edited on May 27, 2008, at 1:58 AM by myrrhlin ]